Light west south west wind under sunny skies at 0700. Tide was dropping to the low at 0830 and there were knee to waist plus waves at the point and along the beach. According to the MHL data as of 0600 swell 2.3 metres and was coming from the SSE at 8 seconds apart.
Wind should stay out of the SW until late this afternoon when it’s due to go SE.
Beachwatch was warning of likely pollution at most Sydney beaches in yesterday’s report but happily this morning sees the majority being unlikely to be polluted.
And the surf outlook for the week ahead? Well, I yield the floor to the Goat
Have a great Friday everyone!
A low pressure system over the Tasman Sea will continue to move east away from the New South Wales coast today as a high pressure system over the Bight moves east and extends a ridge across the state. This will promote southeast to southwesterly winds across New South Wales waters for today, before the strengthening high pressure ridge over the state tends winds northeast to northwesterly for central and southern waters from Saturday.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Sydney Coast
Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the late morning and early afternoon. Winds tending south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the late afternoon.
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Southerly 1.5 metres.
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Saturday 27 August
South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the afternoon.
Around 1 metre.
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers in the morning. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore in the early morning.
Sunday 28 August
Variable about 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the evening.
Southerly around 1 metre.
Northeast to southeasterly around 1 metre.