Dropping away

Posted by: on September 8th, 2014

Hello Friends,

A much faded swell and sunny skies over the beaches at 0700 (but cloud lurking offshore). Outlook is for the swell to bump along at around the metre mark through the day. As of 0600 the MHL buoy was showing nearly 1.5 metres of 9-sec SE swell. Wind was minimal and the Bureau says we can expect it to be light this morning before gradually doing a summery switch to 15-20 kts of NE’ly.

Waves were infrequent at the point and not much more consistent along the beach. Average size of the catchable ones looked to be in the waist to maybe chest range. The tide was just on high when I grabbed the pictures, so maybe as it drops a bit there’ll be a slight improvement. Water still looks pretty ordinary though.

Outlook for the coming week is not too wonderful for surfing. All the models are telling the same story – namely that it’ll be tiny to flat until around Friday.

Might be a good week for catching up on the non-surfin’ parts of our lives. Anyway, ya still wouldn’t be dead for quids. Stay happy!

dee why beach surfer

Generally much smaller than this one at 0700

dee why point surfers

Point looked quiet at 0700

Weather Situation

Onshore winds are expected to turn more north to northeasterly over the next day or two as the high in the Tasman Sea drifts further east. Winds are expected to strengthen from late Tuesday ahead of a gusty west to southwesterly change extending along the coast on Wednesday.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day then tending northerly in the late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon, then increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres by early evening.
Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre.

Tuesday 9 September

Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for Sydney Coast

Winds
Northerly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
The chance of thunderstorms at night.

Wednesday 10 September

Winds
Northerly 20 to 30 knots shifting south to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the evening.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre, tending northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
The chance of thunderstorms.

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