I’m calling it 9/10 at Dee Why this morning. After jumping dramatically yesterday, this morning sees 3-4+ metres of close to 14 second period south swell marching relentlessly in to the point for a Sunday size pre-work crowd. (I reckon the sicky count will shoot up today!). Set wave faces were double overhead at the point and up the beach they were every bit as big, but it’s just too lined up and shutting down to be worth anyone trying. Swell has been around the 4 metre mark down south for almost two days now, so without looking at the models, I reckon that means it’s going to be big all day today.
The Bureau says the energy will start to drop back into the 2.5-3m range around midday. Tomorrow it’s supposed to cog down another notch or two into the 2 metre range. But worse, the wind goes southerly about lunch time and stays that way through Wednesday.
So get on it if you can! Yours truly is going to get in the car and drive away from these amazing conditions to see what’s on offer up along the mid north coast.
Have yourself a fantastic Monday everybody and stay tuned for more pics from me this evening (I hope!!)
A deep complex low is located east of Tasmania, moving further east. Winds have eased as the low moves away with the next high pressure ridge extending across from the west to be centred to the west of Tasmania for several days. A weak front will bring a southerly change to the south coast tonight and much of the remainder of the coast on Tuesday. Following this, the high should direct a southwest to southerly airstream along the coast before moving to the southern Tasman Sea later in the week.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots, easing to 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon.
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
Southerly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2.5 to 3 metres around midday.
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Tuesday 6 May
Westerly 10 to 15 knots turning southerly 15 to 25 knots in the late morning.
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres around midday.
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, tending southeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon, then tending southerly 2.5 metres later in the evening.
Wednesday 7 May
Southerly 20 to 30 knots.
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Southerly 2.5 to 3 metres.