Swell’s backed right off overnight

Posted by: on December 20th, 2016
dy beach

No Mans line at 0700

dee why point surfers

Hopefuls chasing the occasional set at the point

dy beach

A line up the beach at 0700

Hello Friends,
Late yesterday afternoon Longy fired up pretty impressively as 2-3 metres of 13-sec SE swell swept in. This morning sees it very much smaller but not flat. There were a few in the water at the point and others up the beach. The point looked to be in the waist to chest-ish range on the periodic sets and the beach seemed a touch bigger, but shutting down in the zone I could see from the crows nest (Kiddies to No Mans).
The MHL data from 0500 showed a 1.7 metre mix of 8-12 sec SE swell. Wind is light north as I write this but it’ll swing around to the N-NE 15-25 kts ahead of a 20-30 kt south change this evening.
Tide’s low as I write this at 0754 and it’ll then start running into the high at 1400.
Outlook broadly is for the swell to bump along at about this level for another 24 hours but it’s shaping to be southerly all day on Wednesday and SE on Thursday.
Looks like the plan is to hit it asap this morning because it could be a few days at least before the wind plays nice again.
Have yourself a great Tuesday one and all!

Weather Situation
A high pressure system in the western Tasman is moving east as a front approaches from the west. These two systems will direct fresh to strong northerly winds ahead of the front, with a southerly change expected over the south coast later today and the north coast on Wednesday with the passage of the front. Winds will tend southeast to northeasterly during Thursday and Friday as a new high pressure system moves from The Bight to the western Tasman Sea in the wake of the front.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for Sydney Coast
Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots shifting southerly 20 to 30 knots in the late evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres.
1st Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to around 1 metre around midday.
2nd Swell
East to northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny day. 20% chance of a shower late this afternoon and evening.
Caution
Deceptively powerful surf conditions in the morning are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Wednesday 21 December
Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Southerly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots before dawn. Winds decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the morning then turning southeasterly in the early afternoon.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre around midday, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
2nd Swell
East to northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers inshore in the late afternoon and evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere.
Thursday 22 December
Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending easterly 10 to 15 knots during the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 20% chance of a shower

No Comments So Far!

Post a Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

 

Page optimized by WP Minify WordPress Plugin