It was pumping this morning

Posted by: on June 16th, 2014

Hello Friends,

It doesn’t get significantly better than this morning at Dee Why. Double-overhead sets were pretty common at the point for a good size crew on it from early. The beach? Naw, no takers, too many thundering shutdowns overwhelming the banks.

Swell is out of the SSE (162 degrees) at 12 seconds apart with an average height at sea of 3.3 metres. Throw in the seas and you’re looking at 5 metres plus offshore. It peaked at close to 4 metres overnight. Looks like it’ll drop pretty quickly today, but given the current size, it’s not going to be little today.

Gotta run, so back later with thoughts about the outlook for the coming week…

Not always cleanly makeable

Not always cleanly makeable

Proper swell @0730

Proper swell @0730

Double-overhead and clean

Double-overhead and clean

Too much swell for the banks @0730

Too much swell for the banks @0730

Weather Situation
A low pressure system over the southwestern Tasman Sea is moving east as a strong high pressure system north of the Bight moves east strengthening a ridge to the northern Tasman Seat. This high is forecast to be the main synoptic feature for the coming week, although winds along New South Wales coast will remain fresh in many parts during Monday and again on Friday as cold fronts pass to the south.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots turning westerly 15 to 20 knots in the morning.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres later in the evening.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 2 metres later in the evening.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions in the morning are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Tuesday 17 June
Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for Sydney Coast
Winds
West to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the evening. Winds turning southerly in the late evening.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres inshore by early evening.
Wednesday 18 June
Winds
Southerly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
2 to 2.5 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.

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