There were waves all day yesterday, in fact, at 4pm I was shooting at Dee Why beach and there were head plus and meaty sets unloading along the beach, while it was softer but still chest to shoulder at the point. Not this morning, not at Dee Why… Wind was westerly at 9-10 kts early and will pick up a bit to 10-15 SW later. Tide is coming into the low at 0850. Swell was SSE 1.5 metres at 8 seconds, so the best options will be those spots that are optimally aligned to the south swell. Everywhere else will be tiny to near flat (especially in the south corners).
The Bureau and all the modellers are showing the swell fading away by dusk and tomorrow being similar early but then gradually coming up a touch as the week goes along. And right now it looks like next weekend could see another solid pulse on Sunday…maybe…problem is, those same models are saying it could be the result of a low in close to the coast and that would mean blasting onshores.
Pics from yesterday will be up later today…
Have yourself a top old Monday everyone!
A strengthening high pressure system near Tasmania extends a ridge into New South Wales, and is directing generally southerly winds along the coast today. This high is expected to move slowly east across the Tasman Sea during the next few days, bringing a gradual return to onshore winds. There are some indications that a weak low pressure system may develop off the New South Wales coast towards the end of the week, although the next significant change is not likely until the weekend.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning south to southeasterly in the evening.
1 to 1.5 metres.
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Mostly sunny day. 40% chance of showers late this afternoon and evening.
Tuesday 31 May
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning southerly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
1 to 1.5 metres.
South to southeasterly around 1 metre.
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.
Wednesday 1 June
Easterly 10 to 15 knots.
Below 1 metre.
Southerly below 1 metre, tending southeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.