Although the MHL Sydney buoy was showing nearly 2 metres of SSE wind swell at close to 9 seconds apart, the 0735 high tide appeared to have swallowed up any surfing options for Dee Why. There were only a few hopefuls bobbing around up toward No Man’s when I checked for the first time around 0645.
From the look of the swell models, there isn’t much hope of improvement between now and Christmas – at least.
If you can find a little splashworthy bump in the knee to waist range at a magnet spot before the SE’r knocks it about too much, you’ll be doing well.
Water’s lovely though, so that’s something.
Have yourself a top old Saturday and get up to some good where you can!
A ridge of high pressure extends along the New South Wales coast in the wake of a cold front. A high pressure centre is expected to become established off the coast today, maintaining a ridge northwards to the Queensland coast. This high will remain over the Tasman Sea for a number of days, with winds shifting more northerly in most areas during Sunday and Monday. The next trough and southerly change are likely to affect southern and central areas during the second half of the new week.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, turning easterly in the evening.
Below 1 metre.
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Sunday 21 December
Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon.
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by evening.
East to southeasterly around 1 metre.
Monday 22 December
North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Easterly below 1 metre.