As of 0600 the MHL buoy was showing less than a metre of 10-sec south swell. An hour later at North Narrabeen it looked to be around the knee high mark and quite inconsistent for the handful of keen folk in the water. Around at the Long Reef to Dee Why stretch everybody was scattered along the little peaks north from about the Pole to the lifeguard hut. Again, waves were infrequent and struggling to make the waist high mark. Lots of folk in the water too.
Tide is running into the 1.5m high at 1125. Wind was light NW and should stay out of the westerly quarters all day. Swell prospects don’t look too red hot for the rest of the weekend. It might possibly come up a touch tomorrow, but only a touch. The week ahead is shaping to be pretty quiet as well – according to the models.
So enjoy what we have and have a great Saturday!
A cold front is currently moving through the New South Wales coast, causing north to northwesterly winds to shift fresh to strong southwesterly in its wake. By mid-morning today, the eastward-moving front will have cleared the coast as a high pressure system moves over inland New South Wales coast, causing winds to ease. The high is expected to be centred over the northwestern Tasman Sea by the end of the weekend.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Westerly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the late evening.
1 to 2 metres.
Southerly around 1 metre.
Sunday 13 August
West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds decreasing to below 10 knots in the early afternoon then becoming north to northeasterly in the evening.
1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Monday 14 August
West to northwesterly about 10 knots tending north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the day then tending west to northwesterly during the evening.
Around 1 metre.
Southerly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower.