A calm, sultry morning under grey skies as the last day of 2016 got underway. Happily there were also some glassy little ENE lines at the magnet spots. Size is around the knee to waist range on the catchable ones at the better exposed spots.
The MHL buoy was showing 1.4m of 7-sec ENE wind swell at 0400. Tide’s running into the high at 1020.
It was busy at Northy but there seemed to be much less crowded little things immediately south of there.
Around at the Longy to Dee Why stretch there were some very occasional, very soft little knee plus ENE bumps at the Longy end but down the beach the hopefuls were waiting even longer for even more marginal offerings.
This morning’s swell models say we can expect conditions to fade out across the day and that tomorrow will be barely there surfwise. They show a bump up into the surfable but not amazing range for Monday-Tuesday, with Wednesday looking SE in the waist to shoulder range but potentially with SE wind in on top of it.
Have yourself a great New Year’s Eve and catch you again in 2017!
A slow-moving high pressure system over the Tasman Sea extends a ridge along the Queensland coast and a low pressure system south of Tasmania is moving southeast. A northerly airstream is being directed over New South Wales coastal waters between these two systems. A weak southerly change will continue to move northwards today, reaching central parts of the coast this morning before weakening around Port Macquarie this afternoon. A stronger southerly change is forecast to move through southern coastal waters on Sunday and northern coastal waters on Monday.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting southerly during the early morning then tending southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon.
Around 1 metre.
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre by early evening.
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore during the morning and afternoon.
Sunday 1 January
East to southeasterly about 10 knots tending variable in the late evening.
Below 1 metre.
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore.
Monday 2 January
Westerly 10 to 15 knots turning southerly 20 to 30 knots during the morning.
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.