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!
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
Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon and evening.
Below 1 metre.
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Deceptively powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Sunday 10 January
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
1 to 1.5 metres.
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Monday 11 January
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending northerly during the evening.
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore during the afternoon.
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.