We had a small 8 second period east wind swell and light westerlies as dawn spread her rosy tipped fingers across the eastern sky. I was thinking there could be the odd knee to waistish offering at favourably angled stretches of sand. Banks – or rather the lack thereof – will continue to be an issue though.
At Dee Why the conditions were glassy for the early crew with sets into the waist plus range along the beach. There were a few bods at the point, but in the time I watched, they didn’t catch anything. The beachy was 99% shutdowns, but at one point (see pics) a lucky person picked up a right that ran for more than 5 seconds.
Outlook is for something through the day, and maybe even tomorrow and Monday mornings, but thereafter it looks like Huey’s likely to have wandered off elsewhere. Nothing much at all showing on the charts for us in the way of swell over the next week and well into April. One wonders if the inexorable march of climate change means that maybe May has become the new April.
Ah well, the waves will return in force again, so keep on smilin’ and get up to some good whenever you can!
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A high pressure system is centred over the Tasman Sea while a broad trough extends through Queensland and northern New South Wales. An offshore low is expected to deepen and remain slow moving in the western Tasman directing fresh south to southwesterly airstream along the coast. Southerlies will weaken on Sunday under a feeble ridge, followed by weak northerlies developing on the southern half by next Tuesday.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southerly 15 to 25 knots in the morning then decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Northeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Sunday 30 March
Southerly about 10 knots.
Below 1 metre.
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre around dawn.
Monday 31 March
Southerly 10 to 15 knots turning east to southeasterly below 10 knots during the afternoon.
Below 1 metre.
Northeasterly around 1 metre.