Swell perked up yesterday afternoon and this morning sees very fun looking conditions thanks to 2 metres of 10-sec period south swell. The beach was more consistent and bigger than the point, with average sets looking to be in the chest plus range, while at the point, waist high plus would be closer to the mark.
Wind was light SW when I checked for the first time this morning. The Bureau says it’ll be SW 10-15 kts later before becoming light and variable this afternoon.
Next tide is a high 1410.
The good news is that the forecasts are calling for favourable winds for the early over the next three days. And Saturday is still looking like being the peak day as swell ramps into (potentially) double plus overhead range. Should be waves for Sunday as well.
Pretty good for spring time!
Go well with your Thursday and stay happy!
A high pressure system south of the Bight is extending a ridge into western New South Wales in the wake of a cold front, and will gradually drift east during the next few days. During Thursday and Friday a trough is forecast to affect central and northern parts of the coast as another cold front passes to the south. At the same time, a deep low well south of Tasmania will start to generate a swell which is likely to reach the New South Wales coast at the end of the week. By Saturday, the high is expected to reach the Tasman Sea, bringing a return to generally northerly winds for the weekend.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
- Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots, becoming variable about 10 knots in the early afternoon.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday.
- Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Friday 3 October
- South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting east to northeasterly below 10 knots in the evening.
- Around 1 metre.
- Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon.
- Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Saturday 4 October
- Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning northerly during the evening.
- Below 1 metre.
- Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.