Heading toward low tide at 0910 and as of 0700 the wind was still lightly from the NW. Hardly any swell showing. Dee Why was the realm of SUPs but elsewhere the generally east direction of the knee to waist wind swell could be delivering the odd diversion.
The wind is due to come around to the NE and get up to 15-25 kt by around lunchtime, so if you want a clean but tiny wave, go sooner rather than later. Otherwise, you might want to check your fave NE wind spot an hour or so dark.
Outlook for the week ahead hasn’t shifted too much. Basically it looks like tomorrow will be light and variable wind for the morning session. Swell is shaping to be pretty marginal though. Not sure at this stage if it’ll even be surfable. Kinda depends on how hard and late the NEr goes.
Some of the models are showing a little uptick in energy levels for Wednesday, but others predict flatness or near enough. I’m resolutely hopeful!
Have yourself a great Monday everybody and go well with your plans.
A high pressure system is centred near New Zealand, with a weakening trough near the northern coast of New South Wales. Winds will turn northerly along the coast and freshen today ahead of a southerly change associated with a cold front developing on the far coast in the afternoon. The change is expected to reach Sydney Waters early Tuesday before weakening on the central coast in the afternoon.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending north to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots in the morning.
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres around midday.
Easterly 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre by early evening.
Tuesday 30 December
Northerly 15 to 25 knots shifting south to southwesterly before dawn then becoming variable about 10 knots in the morning.
1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Easterly around 1 metre.
Wednesday 31 December
East to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending east to northeasterly during the afternoon.
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending south to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Cloudy. 40% chance of showers.