At 0600 the MHL buoy was showing close to 2 metres of south swell at just under 10 seconds. A couple of hours later this was translating into chest to shoulder plus set wave faces up the beach at Dee Why. The swell appeared to be missing the point though (no one in the water, no obvious sets). Not super crowded either and there should be waves at lots of south swell spots.
Wind was light and SW and should pick up into the 15-20kt range later, while the swell is predicted to increase during the morning.
Tide is low at 0940 and back to high at 1610. It should be sunny all day.
Gotta run, so have yourself a top day and check back later because I may get a few more pics.
A complex low pressure system with multiple centres is situated over the southern Tasman Sea, while a high is centred to the south of Adelaide. Between these systems, a vigorous south to southwesterly airstream will affect the New south Wales coast today. Winds are expected to gradually ease as the low moves away and loses influence, although a decent southerly swell will linger in its wake. During the next few days the high is forecast to become the dominant feature in the region as it drifts slowly east, extending a ridge along the New South Wales coast from Friday onwards and promoting a return to a lighter wind regime.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
- Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning south to southeasterly in the afternoon.
- 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
- Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Friday 19 September
- Southerly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the evening.
- 1 to 1.5 metres.
- Southerly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Saturday 20 September
- Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning southerly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
- Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
- Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres.