Wind was light from the NNE at 0630 and windswell was coming from the east at 7 seconds with heights out as sea around the 1.7 metre mark. The NE’r is going to pick up later and get into the 15-25 kt range before a similar strength southerly arrives before nightfall.
At 0630 I couldn’t see anyone in the water at the bits of Dee Why that can be seen from the RealSurf crows nest. Better exposed stretches like Curly and Northy should have a little something, but I’d say the bigger ones will be not much above the waist high mark. A very summery outlook in short.
Tide was high at 0450 and will be back to low at 1045.
While today and tomorrow aren’t looking particularly interesting surfwise, some of the models are showing quite hopeful signs for Friday morning. The more hopeful interpretations of the data are saying we could see solid 2+ metre 11-12 second south swell and NW wind for the early. Plus it should be sunny…
So, on that cheerful note, I’ll bid you a happy and productive day!
A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea is slowly moving east and extends a ridge to the north coast. North to northeasterly winds will freshen ahead a southerly change expected to push north along the southern and central coasts today, before reaching the north coast on Thursday morning.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Sydney Coast
North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots shifting southerly 20 to 30 knots in the late afternoon or early evening.
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore during the afternoon.
Mostly sunny morning. 80% chance of rain during this afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm during this afternoon and evening.
Thursday 24 November
Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Sydney Coast
Southwesterly 25 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 25 knots before dawn then tending southerly 20 to 30 knots in the middle of the day.
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Northeasterly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower in the morning and afternoon.
Friday 25 November
Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the day.
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Southerly 2 to 2.5 metres.