Rough and ready

Posted by: on June 10th, 2014

Hello Friends,
Ocean looking pretty torn up this morning when I came back along the beaches from Manly. According to the MHL buoy, we have about 2 metres of SE swell at 9 seconds apart. Wind is out of the south to SE 8-10 kts as of 0900. Next tide is a low at 1130.
Conditions are extremely junky and messy, but there were moments to be had at both Dee Why point and along the south end of the beach. Outlook is for the SE wind to persist at 15-20 kts all day. Swell is supposed to come up a a little later.
Tomorrow promises more SE wind with SE swell, so probably not much of an improvement over today.
Things should begin to improve on Thursday as the wind goes more variable and Friday is looking very promising on the models (again) as a nice combo of light winds, partly cloudy skies and 12-13 sec ESE swell in the 2 metre range could arrive.
Have a great Tuesday one and all, and keep on smilin’!

Lurching weirdness at the point @0900 (he made it)

Lurching weirdness at the point @0900 (he made it)

Sorta rideable lumps

Sorta rideable lumps

Momentary openness at Dee Why

Momentary openness at Dee Why

Weather Situation
A strong high pressure system over the southern Tasman Sea extends a ridge northwards into New South Wales, bringing generally southerly winds to the coast. This ridge will remain the dominant feature in the region during the next few days, weakening gradually as it drifts east. Coastal winds should mostly turning northerly later in the week ahead of the next frontal system.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre by evening.
Swell
Southeasterly 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres around midday.
Wednesday 11 June
Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly 2 metres.
Thursday 12 June
Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming northerly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly 1.5 metres.

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