High clouds, light winds and an 0705 high tide were combining with a 2 metre, 10-sec SE swell to deliver waist to chest high sets at most spots. Magnets looked to be getting the occasional shoulder-ish bomb every now and again.
Waves looked pretty fat and full when I checked around 0745. But there were heaps of folks in the water, so I’m guessing said waves looked a little more interesting up close.
Outlook is for this little bump in the swell to fade out as we head into the new week. Right now the models are coming up rather bleak for our prospects. There might possibly be something in the way of a south pulse late in the week, but if you want real waves, you should head down to Vicco as it looks like they’ll be copping a serious dose of swell energy from an intense system currently winding up in the southern ocean.
Unfortunately it doesn’t currently look as though we’ll see any of it up our way. Ditto for the cyclone way up north.
Have a great Saturday one and all!
A high pressure system southeast of Tasmania with a ridge to the north is directing north to northeasterly winds along the New South Wales coast. A cold front is expected to bring a southerly change along the southern half of the coast during Monday night?Tuesday.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Variable below 10 knots becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day then decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening.
Below 1 metre.
Southeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Southeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers during this afternoon and evening.
Sunday 26 March
North to northeasterly about 10 knots tending east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots early in the morning then decreasing to about 10 knots in the evening.
Below 1 metre.
Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre around midday.
Southerly around 1 metre.
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.
Monday 27 March
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning northerly during the evening.
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Southeasterly around 1 metre.