A chilly 9 at RealSurf HQ at 0700. Wind was coming from the NW at about 10 kts. As of 0300 the MHL buoy was showing 1.7 metres of SSW at 10-12 seconds. However the forecast tells us to expect it to fade through the day. At first light there were a few hardy specimens at the point chasing knee to waist high little lines on the incoming tide (high’s at 1015). Up the beach toward No Mans there were some nice looking lines coming in, but I couldn’t see any takers. My guess is that they were in the waist to chest plus range.
According to most of the models, today and tomorrow should be close to flat, so this activity is a welcome development for those with the time to get in the water this morning.
The Goat will be along with his forecast later today and as always I’ll be keen to see his take on the outlook. From my reading of the runes, it still looks good for some solid swell from around Saturday afternoon through to Monday…
Have a great Thursday and get up to some good where you can!
A weak ridge of high pressure over the northern waters will move east as winds shift northwesterly and strengthen ahead of a cold front which is likely to cross southern parts of the coast on Friday as a southwesterly change. Gale force winds are expected over much of the coast during Friday and Saturday, both ahead and in the wake of the front.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Westerly 10 to 15 knots turning northwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the morning.
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
South to southwesterly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Friday 24 June
Gale Warning for Friday for Sydney Coast
Northwesterly 20 to 30 knots, increasing to 25 to 35 knots in the morning, then tending westerly 25 to 40 km/h during the day. Winds tend southwesterly in the evening.
2 to 3 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres during the morning.
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres by early evening, then tending southwesterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres later in the evening.
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers offshore, 30% chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.
Saturday 25 June
Southwesterly 25 to 35 knots.
1.5 to 2.5 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres offshore.
Southerly 3 to 5 metres.
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning.