As of 0600 the swell was 2.5 metres at 13.8 seconds from 165 degrees (SE). Set wave faces at Dee Why beach and the point were overhead by a bit, but it didn’t look quite as big as this time yesterday. A healthy crowd was on it by the time I snapped my first pics for the day at around 0740.
The Bureau tells us the swell will fade as the day goes along, however it’ll be offshore and sunny, so I’d say you’d get something whenever you’re able to get to the beach today.
I’ll be heading out with the camera soon, so expect another tranche of pictures later!
Have a great one, from what the Goat says there’s more to come in the next week!
A low pressure system over the southern Tasman Sea is moving steadily east, while a high pressure ridge over central Australia pushes into New South Wales. This ridge will be short-lived, however, as the next cold front will bring a gusty southwesterly change to the coast later Saturday. Behind this front another, stronger, high pressure system is expected to become the dominant synoptic feature in the region from Sunday.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Sydney Coast
- Westerly 15 to 25 knots, reaching 30 knots offshore in the morning.
- 2 to 3 metres, decreasing below 2 metres during the morning.
- Easterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, tending southerly around dawn.
- 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.
Saturday 12 July
Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Sydney Coast
- Westerly 15 to 20 knots turning south to southwesterly 20 to 25 knots in the afternoon, reaching 30 knots offshore in the evening.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 2.5 metres by evening.
- Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Sunday 13 July
- Southerly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
- 1.5 to 2.5 metres, tending about 1.5 metres during the evening.
- Southerly around 1 metre.