Extreme enthusiasm required

Posted by: on February 22nd, 2017

Hello Friends,

Although the NNE’r was still 10-15 kts at 0200 this morning, it hasn’t pushed up anything of interest for early risers. The latest MHL data shows only a metre of 7-sec SE wind chop as the 1.67 m high tide tops out and begins dropping back to the low at 1250. I reckon even the biggest spots will be struggling to top the knee high mark for this morning’s early. And, although the NE’r will kick in pretty hard from about low tide onward, there’s nothing on the models to suggest it’ll do much to improve the conditions. Maybe possibly you could get a beat up waist plus onshore lump of chop toward dusk…
Outlook is for maybe a bit more of a wave tomorrow and then possibly something worthy of the name around Saturday.
On the plus side, water’s a balmy 25 and clean according to Beachwatch. So there is that…

North Bondi RSL view at daybreak Wed

Over on the other side of the ocean, the cold and rainy weather continues along with some small west bump at magnet spots. Your correspondent is hoping for a few sunny breaks tomorrow and maybe an opportunity to get wet…

California Street waist to chest, glassy, misty west lines

Weather Situation
A high pressure system moving over the southwestern Tasman Sea extends a ridge along the New South Wales coast, directing northeast to southeasterly winds across coastal waters. A trough is forecast to move into New South Wales late on Wednesday as a cold front moves to the south. This will bring a southerly change to the southern coast during Thursday, reaching the central coast during Friday.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Sydney Coast
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots increasing to 20 to 25 knots in the afternoon. Winds reaching up to 30 knots in the evening.
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
Southerly below 1 metre.
Partly cloudy.
Thursday 23 February
North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
2 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Friday 24 February
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning.
1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Easterly around 1 metre.
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

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