Three days of thumping swell dried up overnight and Monday morning sees ankle to knee dribble at the point and knee to waist and a bit as you move north along the beach. Tide is filling into a 1.5m high at 0855 and wind was coming from the WNW at 7 kts. The MHL buoy was showing less than a metre of 12-sec SSE swell at 0500 but the Bureau’s swell model is hinting at a possible bump up around midday. And tomorrow looks like maybe coming up again in the afternoon as a long period pulse arrives from the south. Outlook for the rest of the week varies from model to model, but the more hopeful predictions are suggesting 2+ metres for Thursday morning. Here’s hoping!
A persistent ridge of high pressure lies over northern New South Wales as a series of cold fronts moves through the southern parts of the state over the coming days. This pattern will direct northwest to southwesterly winds over New South Wales Waters, with winds tending fresh to strong in the south with the passage of fronts.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon then tending west to southwesterly in the late evening.
1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre by early evening.
South to southeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore around midday.
Tuesday 25 July
Westerly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the late morning and early afternoon.
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Wednesday 26 July
Northwesterly 15 to 25 knots turning westerly 20 to 30 knots during the day.
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres offshore during the morning.
Southerly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower.