Started out okay

Posted by: on January 16th, 2015

Hello Friends,

Routine was thrown off this morning. Went surfing before filing a report. As expected the south swell arrived overnight and if you were in the right spot there were waves into the head plus range. I chose Long Reef bombies and when I first paddled out @0730, there were some clean ones to be had. But an hour later it turned all rippy and weird. We have a mix of NE and E windswell and it’s making for less than perfect conditions. The NEr should spring up any time now too. Anyway, it was lovely to be in that warm water and I did score a couple of fun ones for my effort.

Next tide is a low at noon. Swell seemed a little smaller and less consistent by the time I got out, but as long as you don’t mind scrappy conditions, there should still be some energy around (the south component was about 10s apart). The Bureau says the energy’ll fade overnight and tomorrow could be back to pretty small. The wind call doesn’t look to fabulous, but Sunday may see the south perk back up a touch.

Have a great Friday everyone!

long reef

Best section of this one


Swell pretty lumpy and bumpy at 1000

dy beach wave

Typical fatish peak @1000

Weather Situation

A deep low pressure system southeast of Tasmania is moving south and a trough over the western Tasman Sea associated with the low is weakening. South to southeasterly winds along New South Wales coast will turn northeasterly on Friday before the next trough and southerly change expected on the south and central coasts over the weekend.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the early afternoon then tending northerly in the late evening.
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Southerly 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers in the morning and early afternoon.

Saturday 17 January

North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds tending west to southwesterly early in the morning then tending easterly in the early afternoon.
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.

Sunday 18 January

East to northeasterly about 10 knots tending east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning.
Below 1 metre.
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the morning.
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

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