Getting into the marginal range this morning at the point. Swell’s coming from the east at around a metre with an average period of under 8 seconds. That means knee to waist on the catchable ones at the point, and something similar along the beach.
Winds were light and from the N to W early. Tide was low at 0630 and is now coming into the high at 1230. By the time we’re dealing with high tide fatness, the wind’s expected to be out of the north at 10-15 kts.
The Goat should be along with his forecast later today and I’ll be interested to see his take on the prospects. The models are generally pointing toward small to marginal across the next week, but some hold out hope for Saturday morning and again on Monday.
Get out for a splash if you can, but take your little wave board and however it plays out, have a top old day!
A strong high pressure system over the southern Tasman Sea is very slowly moving east, maintaining a ridge across New South Wales. The ridge will gradually weaken as the high moves further east. Winds will remain northeast to northwesterly for the rest of the week.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Northerly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon.
Around 1 metre.
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending northeasterly 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower offshore this morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere.
Friday 29 April
Northerly 15 to 20 knots.
1 to 2 metres.
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending easterly around 1 metre during the morning.
Saturday 30 April
Northerly 15 to 25 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots during the morning.
1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Easterly around 1 metre.
Cloudy. 60% chance of rain.