Silvery start but still tiny

Posted by: on January 20th, 2014

Two paddlers head out

Micro mauler
Hello Friends,

No point looking at Dee Why with surf lust this morning. It is close to lake like in its stillness and inactivity. Every now and then a tiny and surprisingly feisty looking ankle high little line folds over on the sand, but really, you’d be scratching around elsewhere for something micro to catch.

From the shape of this morning’s MHL directional spectra charts, it would appear that we’re unlikely to see much today, although it could come up a touch later on – as the SE onshore ramps up into the the 15-20 kt range.

Bureau says it’ll be east tomorrow but at least the wave energy should be up a touch. Who knows, maybe a quick little waist high sesh for the early?

Although the long range forecasts haven’t panned out too well for us of late, eternal optimist that I am, I do love to see the prospect of proper swell in the predictions. There seems to be some consensus among the interpretations for a reasonable chest to head plus pulse around Thursday and maybe, after dipping back into the small range, another uptick on Sunday.

The totally speculative two week outlook for this morning projects winter type bigness from the south east for the start of Feb. Hey, it could happen you know… 🙂

Have yourself a fine old Monday!

Weather Situation
A weak trough of low pressure will linger over the central and northern parts of the coast during the next few days, while a belt of high pressure to the south of Australia extends a weak ridge along the southern coast. Towards the end of the week a high is forecast to strengthen over the Tasman Sea, before the the next frontal system sweeps through the region.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
Winds
South to southwesterly about 10 knots tending southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres by evening.
Swell
Northeast to southeasterly around 1 metre.
Tuesday 21 January
Winds
Easterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
East to northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Wednesday 22 January
Winds
Easterly 10 to 15 knots tending southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres.

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