A light easterly wind and 2.4 metres of 9-sec SE swell out at sea were translating into surprisingly unimpressive conditions at Dee Why around 0730. Tide was dropping to the low at 1000 and the Bureau tells us the wind will be SE 10-15 kts later. So, pretty marginal, but if you’re really keen there should be some knee to waist plus options at magnets. Quality obviously won’t be too wonderful.
It’s Thursday, so the Goat should be along later with his weekend and week-ahead outlook. From my reading of the models, it looks like a couple more days of minor to near flat and then maybe a little uptick could start to bring things into the chest plus range from around Saturday. The models also seem to be pointing to a typical summer pattern of light morning winds with blown out afternoons. So, nothing special, but not hopelessly tiny either.
Have yourself a top old Thursday everyone and go well with your day!
A high pressure system near Tasmania is slowly moving east extending a ridge to the northeast and directing southeast to northeasterly winds along the New South Wales coast. The high will move over the Tasman Sea during Friday maintaining the ridge to the northwest and winds are expected to turn north to northeasterly.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Below 1 metre.
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore.
Cloudy. 20% chance of a shower inshore early this morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere.
Friday 23 December
Easterly about 10 knots tending northeasterly 15 to 20 knots early in the morning.
Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Saturday 24 December
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
1 to 1.5 metres.
Easterly below 1 metre.
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.