Rainy and small

Posted by: on March 1st, 2014

Hello Friends,

Nice morning for ducks. Not much wind early, so I guess that’s something.
There were a few folks in the water when it finally got light enough to see (and the rain backed off for a minute). Looked smooth enough, but lumpy, and maybe waist to chest on the biggest faces. Unfortunately, the lack of banks at Dee Why continues to mean that most waves are little more than an opportunity to get to your feet before things shutdown. Throw in the dark grey skies and the iffy water and, well, you gotta be very keen!
MHL’s Sydney buoy was showing 1.5 metres of 8 sec SE wind swell as of 0300. There is some longer period and more southerly stuff showing at Pt Kembla and Eden, so maybe the energy levels will drift up a bit later. The issue, apart from the rain and gloom, will be what the wind gets up to. The Bureaus says east to SE this morning going east to NE this afternoon at 10-15 kts. And, with all the rain about, I’d say there could be some water quality issues. Tide is high at 0810.

Small, junky, dodgy water, rainy but not totally uncatchable - if you're super keen.

Small, junky, dodgy water, rainy but not totally uncatchable – if you’re super keen.

Outlook for the week ahead is strictly so-so. Right now it’s shaping to be more of the same marginal knee to waist high onshore dribble at most places. Mornings will be the best shot – although tides are high in the morning hours until midweek – when the swell energy levels are forecast to drop into the tiny range.

Another week of slogging toward autumn’s gems…

Have yourself a fun Saturday!

Weather Situation
A ridge of high pressure extending over Tasmania and into the Tasman Sea dominates the weather circulation this weekend. A weak trough remains fairly stationary over the north coast weakening by the end of the weekend. A high pressure system will establish over the western Tasman Sea strengthening during Monday and remaining the dominate feature into the new week.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming east to northeasterly in the evening.
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Possible heavy rain.
Sunday 2 March
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Below 1 metre.
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre.
Monday 3 March
Easterly 10 to 15 knots.
Below 1 metre.
Easterly around 1 metre.

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