Don’tcha hate it when you sleep in and miss out? That was your correspondent this morning. Doing the run to Manly and back this morning revealed beautiful, if tiny offshore conditions along the beaches.
Manly was knee to waist plus, inconsistent and kind of weak looking. Swell was out of the SE at about 1.5 metres with a 9-second period, so there the biggest waves were up the Queenscliff end.
Curly was sorta fat and full looking as the 0750 tide was just past high when I checked it out. About the same size as Queensie, but maybe a touch bigger up the north end.
Dee Why was offshore and really pretty. Maybe I saw the set of the day, but just up from the surf club I got a pics of a couple lucky pups on chest-ish high waves that were the pick of anything I’d seen to that point. No one was out at the Pole or the lugga, but there seemed to be a few way up at the north end of Long Reef beach. However, I never saw them catch anything. The point was unoccupied although with a fat long board you mighta been able to make something of the sets.
Swell is predicted to fade out as the tide drops and wind is due to spring up from the NE soon. I snoozed and I loozed.
The next few days look like being small, particularly tomorrow. Thursday should see the energy level come up from the south east, but it’ll be a side-effect of 20-30 kts of southerly. Boo.
If the wind relents, Friday has some potential according to most of the modelling and there may even be a little going on for Saturday morning too.
Have yourself a great Tuesday!
A high pressure ridge over the western Tasman is weakening and a low pressure trough will bring a weak and brief southerly change along New South Wales south coast today. A stronger southerly change associated with a cold front is expected to develop along the coast on Thursday.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending east to northeasterly in the early afternoon.
Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre around midday.
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Mostly sunny day. 20% chance of a shower later tonight.
Wednesday 4 March
East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending north to northeasterly in the afternoon.
Around 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Easterly below 1 metre.
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.
Thursday 5 March
North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting southerly 20 to 30 knots during the day.
Around 1 metre, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Southerly around 1 metre, tending southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres during the evening.
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers. The chance of isolated thunderstorms in the morning.