Lots of waves, lots of folks

Posted by: on April 8th, 2014

Hello Friends,

According to the Bureau, this is peak day for the swell. At 0630 there were at least 20 people in the water at the point and a reasonable number scattered along the beach. Surface conditions were somewhat lumpy, but glassy and set wave faces were into the head plus range. Swell is out of the SE at around 2 metres with an average period of close to 10 seconds.

Skies were grey again, but the expected SE wind hadn’t shown any signs of kicking in. Wind is supposed to be 10-15 kts out of the e to se and is set to swing e to ne by early afternoon.

Next tide is a low at 0930 and the high will arrive at 1540. The cloudy morning should lift later to partly cloudy with a high of 24.

Looking ahead, the models are showing a drop through the day for our swell, but it’s not going to go flat. There should still be waves again tomorrow. With luck we’ll have something for Thursday and Friday morning as well. Unfortunately, the models have soured on the weekend prospects. It could be pretty tiny if they’ve got it right.

The front half of next week is shaping to be small but maybe surfable due to some small east swell in the 8-9 second range. Very long range modelling shows another brief pulse for next Thursday… but we will see.

Have yourself a top Tuesday everyone!

They don't escape unridden.

They don’t escape unridden.

Still mostly closing out.

Still mostly closing out.

Another set at the point

Weather Situation
A high pressure system over the southern Tasman Sea extends a ridge over the New South Wales north coast. The high is expected to be slow moving over the next few days.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Winds
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly 2 metres.
Wednesday 9 April
Winds
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres before dawn.
Thursday 10 April
Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable below 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre.

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