Wind was WSW early but it should be going around to the SE soon. That meant clean conditions along the beach and at the point. Plus, there was a combo east and SE swell going on. Waves were in the waist to chest range with the odd bomb at the point and chest plus up the beach but still shutting down more often than not.
At 0600 the dominant swell was coming from the SE at 2.3 metres with an average period of 8 seconds. Tide was high at 0545 and will be back to low at 1210. Although it was more sunny than not as the morning got under way, the Bureau tells us there’s an 80 percent chance of precipitation today.
Swell’s expected to weaken across the remainder of the week, after peaking today. So, the earlier the better I’d say!
A strong high pressure system lying over Tasmania is extending a ridge to the north/northeast directing south to southeasterly winds along the New South Wales coast. Winds are expected to turn southeast to northeasterly during Tuesday as the high moves over the southern Tasman Sea strengthening the ridge to the north coast.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the morning.
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre by early evening.
South to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre later in the evening.
Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Deceptively powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Tuesday 19 April
Variable about 10 knots.
Below 1 metre.
Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres inshore.
20% chance of a shower in the early morning. Mostly sunny day.
Wednesday 20 April
North to northwesterly about 10 knots tending northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Below 1 metre.
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.