You’ll want to find yourself a stretch of beach with good exposure to the NE this morning. There was a touch under 2 metres of 8-second period wind swell hitting the MHL Sydney buoy at 0500. I’d expect the best spots to be maybe knee to waist high. Wind was light early, and from the WSW. It’s expected to stay out of the NW to SW during the day and to get into the 10-15 kt range.
Dee Why looked fat, full and marginal (tide is high at 050). The point was unsurfably tiny and even up the beach, where the swell was showing slightly, there were long waits for knee high and pretty gutless looking peaks. Throw in drizzly grey skies and gee, you’d have to be keen.
Unfortunately the already marginal NE wind swell is expected to fade during the day. The Bureau says a metre by early evening and only a metre tomorrow. Friday currently looks to be similar size to today but from the south with S-SW wind.
Oh well, it is spring after all and we have just come off a couple of weeks of intense swell activity. Could be a pretty quiet week or two coming up if the models have it right.
Keep on smilin’, the waves will always return!
A cold front crossing New South Wales is expected to move to the far northeast and clear the state by the end of the day. A south to southwesterly change will develop along the coast in a wake of the front today, followed by another southerly change later tomorrow. Winds are expected to ease and become light by the weekend as a high pressure ridge develops over the state.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Sydney Coast
Northerly 15 to 25 knots shifting west to southwesterly in the morning then tending northwest to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening. Winds may reach up to 30 knots offshore this morning.
1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre by early evening.
Northeasterly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday, then decreasing to around 1 metre by early evening.
The chance of thunderstorms, contracting offshore and clearing in the late afternoon.
Thursday 11 September
Westerly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the middle of the day then becoming southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the late evening.
Around 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre around midday, then increasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Southeast to southwesterly around 1 metre.
Friday 12 September
South to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots turning southeasterly and easing to 10 to 15 knots during the morning.
1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
East to northeasterly below 1 metre, tending southerly 1 to 2 metres during the morning.