Sydney beats SoCal by a nose. Santa Barbara was knee to waist at the best spots and kinda gutless with increasing sideshores, while Sydney looks to be maybe waist plus thanks to nearly 1.5 metres of 11-sec SSE swell. Wind was light at 0900 from the WSW to WNW, but the Bureau says to expect a goodly dose of NE’r on what is shaping to be an unseasonably hot day for Sydney.
Your loyal correspondent ran late this morning due to a surf session at a spot called Deveraux Point. Waves were inconsistent, increasingly choppy thanks to cross-shores and with one or two exceptions, struggling to make the knee high mark. Water’s pretty similar to Sydney though, so that’s a good thing. Next tide is a high at 1450
Swell’s looking marginal on both sides of the pond, although if the models have it right, Sydney might have the odd interesting option on Sunday-Monday, well, mildly interesting maybe… Santa Barbara is expecting a dose of post frontal onshore wind from Sat to Monday but maybe with a little swell at protected spots.
No picture today, too dire to share.
Have a great day everybody!
A high pressure system will strengthen in the Tasman Sea today as a cold front approaches from the southwest, with northeasterly winds increasing over coastal waters. The front will move through southern and central waters on Saturday with fresh to strong northeast to northwest winds before a southwest to southerly change extends from the south. The change should move through the northeast on Sunday morning with south to southeast winds extending throughout.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Sydney Coast
- North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the morning then becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots in the middle of the day. Winds reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the late evening.
- Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
- Southerly around 1 metre.
Saturday 1 November
Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Sydney Coast
- Northerly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 20 to 25 knots before dawn then shifting southerly 20 to 30 knots in the late afternoon.
- 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
- East to northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore during the morning.
- Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.
Sunday 2 November
- Southerly 15 to 20 knots tending southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning then turning southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the day.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore.
- Northeasterly 1.5 metres, tending southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
- Mostly sunny.