Swell dropping but still some fun ones around this morning

Posted by: on January 9th, 2016

Hello Friends,

Definitely smaller and more southerly this morning, but there are waves to be had if you look around. The change in swell direction and slight decrease in energy levels has taken the energy focus away from the point (which was going off yesterday) and up the beach. Set wave faces at the former were around the chest mark but at the latter there were definitely a few head plus ones coming through at 0630.
The MHL buoy was showing 2 metres of 9-second SSE swell. The NE component is just about gone now.
Wind was light early too, plus the tide was coming into the high at 0830, so conditions were just about as good as they’ll get I’d say.
According to this morning’s swell models, it’ll drop across the day and be small to marginal for tomorrow morning. The rest of the week is looking more summery – both in terms of the weather and the lack of significant surf.
So get out there now if you can. And even if you can’t, have a top old Saturday!

narrabeen surfer

Lone surfer scores one at Narrabeen beach at 0615

north narrabeen surfer

A few small ones at Northy around 0620.

wave

Far north Collaroy peak goes unridden

Rights and lefts on tap at Dee Why beach at 0630

Rights and lefts on tap at Dee Why beach at 0630

dy point surfer

Swell mostly missing the point this morning, but the odd one gets through

long reef surfer

Longy loner searches for something of interest at the Life Guard tower around 0630

Weather Situation
A weak ridge of high pressure lies over coastal New South Wales, promoting light to moderate winds over most waters today. During Sunday a high will strengthen over the Tasman Sea while a trough develops near the state’s western border. This pattern should generate increasing northeasterly winds over most waters by late Sunday, freshening further at the start of the week as the trough moves east. This trough is forecast to bring a southerly change to southern and central parts of the coast during Tuesday.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon and evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Caution
Deceptively powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Sunday 10 January
Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Mostly sunny.
Monday 11 January
Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending northerly during the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

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