The MHL buoy was picking up 2 metres of south swell at 0600. But there was nothing of real interest along the beaches because the average period was around the 7 second mark. Not that it matters much but wind was around 10-15 kts from the SSW. Tide was high at 0520 and is now dropping to the low at noon.
My morning run-around took in Dee Why and the Collaroy-Narrabeen stretches and the word is that you’re not missing a thing. The swell energy level is very low so when there is a wave, it’s gutless dribble. Size ranged from knee to waist and a bit at the better peaks. Wind was light inshore at 0800 when I grabbed the pics.
The Goat should be along with a forecast later, so I’ll be interested to see what he thinks of the prospects. If I don’t miss my guess, it could be fun here and there by the weekend…
Have a great Thursday one and all!
A deepening trough of low pressure lies over western New South Wales and extends to the southwestern Tasman Sea where it links to a low pressure system. This is expected to bring a southerly change to the northern coast today as the low moves towards New Zealand and a high pressure system moves across Tasmania and over the southern Tasman Sea. This high will extend a ridge along the New South Wales coast over the weekend, steadily turning winds southeast to northeasterly.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Southerly 15 to 25 knots.
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers.
Friday 24 March
Southeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots before dawn.
Around 1 metre.
Southerly 2 to 2.5 metres, tending southeasterly 2 metres around midday.
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers.
Saturday 25 March
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly during the day.
Around 1 metre.
Southeasterly 2 metres.
Cloudy. 70% chance of rain.