Strong wind, not much swell for Sydney

Posted by: on June 30th, 2016

Hello Friends,

Not looking like much of a surf day coming up for Sydney. The Bureau’s hoisted a strong wind warning for north going NW’ly 20-25 kts this morning. As of 0200 the swell was SE at 1.3 metres but with a period of just 8 sec. So maybe, if you take something really big and floaty and find yourself a north corner, there just might be a knee to waist high set every now and then – if you’re lucky.
Outlook is not too amazing unfortunately. It appears that Sydney’s in for 4-5 days of marginal to flat conditions thanks to a regime of short-period wind bump rather than proper swell. If the models are to be believed, the rest days could last until mid next week…

Your first postcard from California comes from the Surfline cam at California Street in Ventura this morning. As you can see, the conditions aren’t too stunning. There’s a weak SW wind swell coming in at exposed spots today, but the models are showing a 20-sec period pulse from the southern hemisphere arriving in the next day or so. There’s a possibility of waist to shoulder at exposed spots from about Ventura south, so your correspondent is hoping to get something worthy of a report. Have yourself a top old day!

california street

California Street this morning. Not too flash


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Weather Situation
A high pressure system over southeastern Australia is extending a ridge across the southern Tasman Sea. Winds will turn northwesterly and increase during Thursday ahead of a cold front and southwesterly wind change extending across the coast on Friday. A ridge in the wake of the change will dominate the weather over the weekend.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Winds
Northerly below 10 knots.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Clear.
Thursday 30 June
Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots turning northwesterly 20 to 25 knots in the morning. Reaching up to 30 knots offshore during the afternoon and evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Friday 1 July
Winds
West to northwesterly 25 to 30 knots tending west to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the morning and early afternoon.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres offshore.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday, then tending south to southwesterly 2 to 3 metres by early evening.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower offshore, near zero chance elsewhere.
Saturday 2 July
Winds
West to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

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