Small and windy but if you’re keen…

Posted by: on March 22nd, 2015

Hello Friends,

Steady easterly wind of 10-15 kts at 0800 and the Bureau says it will pick up a bit more too. At 0600 the MHL buoy off Long Reef was detecting 2.2 metres of 7.5-sec ESE wind swell and recording a water temp of 24C (probably a degree or two cooler inshore). Next tide’s a high at 1130. Looking like another generally cloudy day too with a possible sprinkle this morning.

Wave faces were up to chest high on the biggest ones were arriving at the point and along the beach at Dee Why. But the surface conditions are so messy because of the onshores that you’re lucky to get a turn in before it sections over on you.

General outlook for the week ahead remains un-special. There’s not much energy in our part of the world right now and the wind looks like being a dominant factor all week. We’re going to have to hope for the odd lull when conditions might briefly clean up slightly. I’d say knee to waist for the most part until late in the week when some modelling is showing average periods getting into the 10-12 second range for a day or two – maybe.

Looks like a good morning to do some beach cleaning with the Surfrider crew at Longy for an hour or so at 1000.

Have yourself a great Sunday, whatever you get up to and keep on smilin’.

dy beach

Burgertown at Dee Why beach

dy point surfer

Point wave amid the mess

Weather Situation
A low pressure trough lies off the northern NSW coast, while a high pressure system over Bass Strait extends a ridge along the southern and central coasts. The trough will move onshore early Sunday before weakening, while the high moves OVER the Tasman Sea and the coastal ridge MOVES further north. The next southerly change is expected during Tuesday.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Winds
Easterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the morning.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres.
Swell
South to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 40% chance of showers.
Monday 23 March
Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the late evening. Winds tending northerly in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
South to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 40% chance of showers.
Tuesday 24 March
Winds
Northerly 15 to 25 knots shifting southerly 20 to 30 knots during the day.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.

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