Wind was offshore at daybreak and the crew was on it at both the point and along the beach. Out at sea the main swell energy was coming from the SE at close to 11 seconds apart. Swell peaks were around two metres. There’s still some smaller but similar period stuff coming from the NE.
The combo is delivering head high sets with the odd bomb into the 1.5x range. Lotsa folks were on it at the point but fewer along the beach where it looked more like hard work than anything else.
Wind is due to come up from the SE later, but with luck it should be relatively benign until about lunch. Beyond that it looks like marginal but not quite flat conditions.
Swell is predicted to gradually weaken today, but the models seem to be predicting at least a little something to mess about in tomorrow and possibly into Tuesday.
Have yourself a top old Sunday and good luck if you’re getting in!
How it looked yesterday evening…
A high pressure system over the Bight will gradually move eastwards into the southern Tasman Sea by Monday, extending a ridge along the New South Wales coast. A low pressure system over the southern Coral Sea will move further to the northwest over the next couple of days, leading to significant abatement of the long period easterly swell on the NSW coast during today.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Below 1 metre.
Easterly 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower early this morning.
Monday 29 February
Easterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the middle of the day.
Below 1 metre.
Easterly 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre around midday.
Southerly around 1 metre.
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.
Tuesday 1 March
Northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the evening.
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres during the evening.
Easterly around 1 metre.
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon.