Very consistent and solidly overhead on sets this morning at Dee Why. The point was well attended, the more demanding beach less so. It wasn’t super clean when I first checked it at 0715, but that wouldn’t have put me off had I been able to join the crew in the water. Swell was 2.5 metres at 13 seconds from 155 degrees – and the point really likes that combo. Wind was light from the WSW and tide was high at 0700. The conditions may not persist for long though because the Bureau says the wind should go lightly onshore soon and the swell is expected to peak this morning. Tomorrow it could well be only waist high. And then the models show it being puny until Friday. So go, go, go!
A large, strong high is centred over Victoria and will be the dominant feature in our region for the early part of the new week, moving into the Tasman Sea today then slowly further east tomorrow with light southerly winds tending east to northeasterly. Northeast winds are expected to freshen along most of the coast during Wednesday as the next trough approaches. The trough and a southerly change is likely to cross southern and central parts of the coast during Thursday.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
- South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending east to northeast late in the day.
- Below 1 metre.
- Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Tuesday 23 September
- Variable below 10 knots becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day.
- Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
- Southerly around 1 metre.
Wednesday 24 September
- North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 25 to 30 knots during the evening.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
- Southerly below 1 metre.