Feeble in Sydney, same same in SoCal

Posted by: on February 26th, 2017

Hello Friends,
At 0610 this morning in Sydney, the wind was already coming from the SE at close to 15-20 kts. Out at sea, the MHL buoy was detecting close to two metres of 7-sec SE bump. A band of showers had just passed over the Northern Beaches and anyone other than the most desperately keen, ought to have been rolling over for a few more z’s. Looking at the cams, I have to say that there is no sign of an unexpected improvement to surf prospects since yesterday’s report. It’s set to blow SE until tomorrow afternoon and the models are not showing anything interesting in the way of long period swell energy.
While the waves may get a bit bigger across the week, the models are saying you should expect relentless onshore wind too. Not a fabulous outlook unfortunately.
I grabbed a snap from the North Bondi RSL this morning because it had a kind of nice blurry effect.

The blurry view from North Bondi RSL early this morning

Southern California is pretty close to flat at the moment, but it looks like clean and fun conditions in the 12C water up north at Santa Cruz’s famous Steamer Lane. Here’s a snap I pulled from the Surfline cam up there.

Steamer Lane in Santa Cruz looking clean and amazingly uncrowded for a Saturday morning

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