Steady rain and 8-10C air temps weren’t putting off the keen this morning. Only phone pics for you this morning, but as they sort of show, surface conditions were smooth and 3 metres of 11-sec SSE swell meant shoulder to head plus wave faces at magnet spots.
Tide’s high at 1020, so there was definitely a fatness factor at work – particularly at Curly and along the beach at Dee Why. But the point was looking the goods – and it was impressively busy given the weather and temps. Here’s a hint: fill up an old 2-litre juice bottle with hot water when you leave home. Wrap it in a towel to keep it warm while you’re in the water. When you get out, while you’re still in your wettie, pour it in at your collar – beeyooteeful!
From the modelling, it looks as though this morning is going to be the best shot at this pulse. Wind should be offshore a little longer before it goes around to the south ande gets into the 15-25 kt range. Tomorrow will still see swell, but the wind call is south to SE, so not the best outlook. Maybe Sunday’ll offer us light winds and some remnant swell at south spots…Today’s the day for the Surfrider Foundation’s night of nights for International Surfing Day at Harbord Diggers. You can still get tickets, so what’re you waiting for? You can’t miss this one! . . .
A relatively weak low is off the central part of the coast and should move steadily east, with a strong southwest to southerly winds spreading over most waters during Friday. A high pressure system is expected to approach southeast NSW Saturday then to lie over the Tasman Sea on Sunday.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Sydney Coast
Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southerly 15 to 25 knots early in the morning. Winds reaching up to 30 knots inshore in the late morning and early afternoon.
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore this morning.
Saturday 20 June
Southerly 15 to 25 knots turning southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the late afternoon.
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre later in the evening.
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the afternoon, then increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres later in the evening.
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.
Sunday 21 June
Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Below 1 metre.
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.