All over bar the shouting this morning at Dee Why. Swell has dropped to less than a third of yesterday’s peak and as of 0600 was 1.2 metres from the ESE at 8 seconds apart. Translation: wave faces were knee to waist at 0700. Surface conditions were glassy and skies mostly clear, so it was a beautiful start to proceedings. However, it was quite inconsistent when I watched with only the a single wave (no sets) turning up at intervals of over 5 minutes. Gonna be a relaxing session for those getting involved.
Tide’s low at 0820 and the Bureau says wind should stay light for a few hours yet before eventually getting around to the south by lunch time and coming up into the 15-20 kt range. Swell may come up a touch with it, but the real boost comes tomorrow when a very brief 2-4 metre south pulse hits around lunchtime. Period’s are projected to be in the 15 second range, and although the height fades overnight into Tuesday, it could be pretty good because the wind call is for relatively light south and even briefly offshore in the morning. With luck it’ll still be surfable for Wednesday am. Beyond that is currently shaping to be small to zip for a stretch.
If you’re looking for something useful to do with yourself this morning, why not throw an hour of your time at helping the Surfrider crew beach clean at Freshie? It’s all pretty informal. Front up, look for our tent, grab a bucket and off you go.
Have a top old Sunday!
A fresh southerly wind change moves up the New South Wales coast today associated with a strong high pressure system southwest of Tasmania. This high will become the dominant weather feature into the new week extending a ridge over the eastern then northeastern parts of the state as it weakens and moves over the southern Tasman Sea.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
West to southwesterly below 10 knots shifting southerly 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day.
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday.
Southeasterly around 1 metre.
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.
Monday 13 April
Southerly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the evening.
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres during the morning.
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower in the morning.
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Tuesday 14 April
South to southeasterly about 10 knots becoming east to northeasterly during the afternoon.
Below 1 metre.
Southerly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.