Archive for January 2017
Hot..quite hot..currently 37 at the beach and with humidity low cloud and
WNW wind it feels intense. Nice in the water..but waves are small and will
get smaller as the tide is still coming in… is it worth a hot drive to
the beach? Hmm…maybe stay where you are. ..sit in the shade with a cool
drink. ..and kick back.
NW winds foretell a hot one for Sydney. You’re coming off a low tide at 0500 and there’s about 1.3 metres of 6 second east to ese wind bump. So, surf prospects are pretty ordinary for today. In fact, my reading of the models suggests that the minor to micro short period wind bump will prevail pretty much all week. Right now it looks as though there might be a possible uptick for the weekend – but it’s not a universal view among the models I look at.
Still quite small here, but we’re all hoping for an increase in the energy levels in the next few days. As always, if I get any pics to share, I will!
Have a great day
A slow moving high pressure system near New Zealand with a ridge to the northwest is directing north to northeasterly winds along the New South Wales north coast while a low pressure trough is bringing a southerly change along the south coast .The change will reach the central parts of the coast Tuesday afternoon and weaken. Winds will turn back to north to northeasterly on Wednesday ahead of another southerly change expected during Thursday.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Northerly 15 to 20 knots shifting southeasterly in the early afternoon. Winds reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the late afternoon.
1 to 2 metres.
Northeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the morning.
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower later tonight.
Wednesday 1 February
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore during the morning. Winds becoming variable about 10 knots in the early afternoon.
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
Southerly around 1 metre.
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Cloudy. 40% chance of showers.
Thursday 2 February
East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending south to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning then tending southeasterly during the afternoon.
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.
Sun’s out now but the fresh onshore from South/South East means zero
quality for the small waves.
A few quick thoughts on the Sydney Sunday situation: looks like you’re in for tiny, gutless conditions today – with NE wind later. Early was overcast with less than a metre of 5-sec E-ESE wind bump coming in. Not a day for surfing in Sydney I’d say. The coming week is not shaping up too well in the forecasts. Could be an extended run of short period ankle to knee high NE wind bump at magnets. Sadly.
Yesterday’s waves in Ventura seem to have faded a fair amount overnight, but if you had a mal and the patience of a saint, there’d be the odd cruisy little line to be had. Getting a parking spot won’t be easy on a sunny Saturday though.
Santa Barbara area is missing out on the swell because it’s just too north to get into this section of coast.
Have a top old day everyone!
A quick compilation of four short video clips showing low tide Rincon around 3pm. (Sorry so lumpy on the pans, but I was shooting my 150-600 handheld)
Another day on caregiver duty but at least I could look at the fresh pulse in swell we got overnight in southern California. We have two metre tide swings right now, so it goes from being almost too fat and full to surf, to crunchy in hours. I stopped at La Conchita and Rincon and both were delivering fun looking waves, especially Rincon. The Queen of the Coast as it’s sometimes called was chest to head and a bit at low tide. Crowd was moderate to lightly nuts, but I reckon most competent surfers coulda scored something. Swell angle was pretty good, but not absolutely perfect. Walled up, zippery things were coming in at the Cove and running an easily makeable 200 metres. Some were closer to twice as long. Your corespondent was feeling pretty sad about not being able to get in the water.
Tomorrow’s the weekend here, so Rincon will no doubt rival Superbank for crowds…
(I shot a couple of video sequences, so if they work out, I’ll share later)
Sydney looks ENE for wind now and there don’t seem to be any waves to speak of thanks to only a very tiny SE swell.
Looks like the NEr could pick up a little tomorrow, so maybe that’ll induce a tiny bit more energy for you, but overall it’s shaping to be a quiet weekend surfwise. Maybe early next week…
Beautiful morning. Calm wind..not a cloud in the sky. Small waves around 1
m at South East spots but enough movement for fun rides with the incoming
tide pushing it in at the moment. High tide at 9.25 will fill it in. Then
later as it goes down there might be some possibilities.
Big surf carnival all day today at Manly…Freshie tomorrow…scattering
Norman May’s ashes.. Palm Beach Whale Beach Big Swim on Sunday.