Here a bit better than there

Posted by: on November 16th, 2014

Hello Friends,

Running a bit late today. Looks like Sydney’s not doing much surfwise. Hardly any swell showing on the MHL buoy and stiff 20+ kt NW wind should mean marginal knee to waist at places that like the metre or so of 9-sec period SE swell.

Monday for the early looks like a bit more potential with swell due to bump up a touch.

Tue-Wed looking like mornings will be the best shot for something in the knee plus range.

Over here in Cali we’ve had a couple of days of small west swell. Water’s about 19 and wave faces were anywhere from chest to head high at standouts. I surfed around midday at Mesa Lane in Santa Barbara and had a few fun things. Water’s around 18 or so which is damn weird for this time of year. After I got out I took a few postcard shots for you…

Interesting surf vehicle

Interesting surf vehicle

Mesa Lane lines

Mesa Lane lines

Taste of California glass from Mesa Lane

Taste of California glass from Mesa Lane

Have a great Sunday one and all

Weather Situation

A slow-moving trough and associated southerly change lie near the Queensland border, while a low pressure centre is tracking east along the New South Wales/Victoria border. This low is expected to deepen as it reaches the south coast later this morning, generating strong to gale force southwesterly winds over southern and central coastal areas, before moving steadily away to the east tonight. Conditions should continue to ease during Monday as the next high pressure system drifts across from the west, becoming the dominant synoptic feature during the first half of the week.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Sunday for Sydney Coast

Winds
Northwest to westerly 20 to 30 knots shifting southwest to southerly 20 to 30 knots in the late afternoon. Wind easing to 15 to 25 knots in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of showers in the morning/ early afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the early afternoon.

Monday 17 November

Winds
Southerly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds becoming variable about 10 knots early in the morning then becoming easterly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Tuesday 18 November

Winds
Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning easterly during the afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.

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