Not really surfable looing at Dee Why this morning. Swell was close to the 5 metre mark at 0500. It was straight south and around 10 seconds apart. No one was in the water for obvious reasons, so I’m only guessing that sets are around 1.5-2x overhead on the bombs. It could be bigger. Wind at North Head was coming from the WSW at 15-20 kts when I wrote this at 0730.
The wind is expected to decrease as we get toward dark. Looking at the cams, I’d say your best hope of a wave will be at the usual suspects for these conditions, namely the south end of Manly and Collaroy to Fishermans.
Tide was low at 0625 and will be back to a 1.4 m high at 1300.
Tomorrow looks a little more plausible for a surf along the Dee Why to Longy stretch. The wind should have backed off a bit and the swell will be dropping. Right now it seems that the energy will fade into Wednesday and then overnight it will start to come up again and be back around the 3 metre mark from Thursday through Friday.
Go well with your Monday everyone!
A vigorous south to southwesterly change move north along the coast overnight. Winds and seas will gradually ease later on Monday and during Tuesday as a high pressure system, currently south of the Bight, moves east and extends a ridge to the western Tasman Sea. The next southerly change is expected on Wednesday.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
Gale Warning for Monday for Sydney Coast
South to southwesterly 25 to 30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds decreasing to 15 to 20 knots in the evening.
2 to 3 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres offshore.
Southerly 2.5 to 3 metres.
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers offshore, 50% chance elsewhere.
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Tuesday 29 August
Southerly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the middle of the day.
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.
Large and powerful surf conditions in the morning are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Wednesday 30 August
Variable about 10 knots becoming southerly 10 to 15 knots during the morning then increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the evening.
Easterly 1.5 metres.
Southerly around 1 metre.
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers