Less than a metre of 13-sec SSE swell trickling into the beaches this morning saw only a few people in the water chasing the ankle to knee and a bit high bumps. Tide’s a 1.3m high at 0745, which is no doubt decreasing the already limited number of surf options. As the pictures show, conditions were glassy for the early, but we should see the westerly spring up soon. Unfortunately there’s no prospect of the waves picking up today.
Outlook for the coming week is not exciting. Some of the models are showing it staying flat through to Friday-Saturday, but there are a couple saying we might might see something surfable midweek at south spots. That’s where I’m pinning my hopes!
Have a great Saturday everyone
A high pressure system over Western Australia is moving east strengthening a ridge towards the east while series of cold fronts are crossing the southern Tasman Sea. Westerly winds are expected along the New South Wales coast until about Tuesday when the high is expected to be near Tasmania, turning winds more southerly.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Westerly 15 to 25 knots.
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Southerly below 1 metre.
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower offshore, near zero chance elsewhere.
Sunday 9 July
Westerly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore early in the morning.
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
South to southwesterly below 1 metre.
Monday 10 July
West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots.
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Southerly around 1 metre.