Strong SW wind this morning along with a short period but catchable little SSW wind swell under sunny skies. Sets at Dee Why were in the waist plus range and even though the tide was low at 0630, the waves looked pretty fat at 0700. I’d put that down to the 6-second average period and the SSW direction of the 2-metre wind swell. Not terribly crowded either.
The SW’ly is due to peak this morning and then to swing south after lunch. Sadly, the Bureau says it’ll be 15-25 kts after the change. So, you’d have to say surfing options will be most abundant early.
According to the Bureau, the wind should weaken overnight and be light southerly early tomorrow. Some of the prediction models are showing potentially good quality conditions at south magnet spots – assuming a longer period south pulse turns up.
The positive outlook for the Friday-Sunday timeframe continues on the aforesaid models. And Saturday morning is still being predicted to go off at south spots thanks to a thumping long-period pulse. Looking like a very good weekend for surf. And that ought to leave a smile on your dial!
Go well with your Wednesday one and all.
A cold front will bring a substantial southwesterly change to the northern half of the coast this morning, reaching far north in the early afternoon. A high pressure system will gradually drift over New South Wales following this front, with winds tending more easterly by the end of the week.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Sydney Coast
- Southwesterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots in the morning. Winds turning southerly 15 to 25 knots in the early afternoon.
- 2 to 3 metres.
- Northeasterly 1.5 metres.
Thursday 2 October
- Southerly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the morning. Winds tending southwesterly early in the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots in the early afternoon.
- 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday.
- Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres later in the evening.
Friday 3 October
- South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning east to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the day.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the evening.
- Southerly 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.