Small and tide-affected early

Posted by: on September 22nd, 2017

Hello Friends,

Yesterday’s juicy pulse has faded overnight and at 0645 the incoming tide (high is 1.6 m at 0930) isn’t helping. At 0500 the MHL buoy was showing 1.6 m of 11-sec of SSE (162°) and as the pics show, that was translating into knee to waist plus along the beach and probably a bit smaller at the point.
Wind was light early but is expected to gradually settle around to the NE this afternoon.
As with yesterday, it looks like your best shot will be to hit it as early as you can at your favourite south and high tide tolerant spot.
As for the look ahead, I’ve just unrolled the pigeon post from the Goat who is somewhere up the coast, but still thinking of us.
Here it is:

TGs Surf Forecast
Surf forecast issued Thursday 21 September 2017. Seven day outlook for Sydney.

Quickie again. .

Warm weekend ahead, then a bit if a cooler change for the start of the NSW school holidays. Qld kids have been on hols for a week already.

And, I believe it’s the start of SLSA Patrols. So please, stay in the flags if you’re swimming / bodysurfing and stay outside the buffer zone flags if you’re on a hard board. That way less experienced, younger, and older people can safely get wet, and everyone has fun.

Friday: smaller than today, say lower end of the 1-2 metre range East North East

Saturday: 1 metre or less Eastish

Sunday: 1 metre or so North East

Monday: 1 metre or less North East

Tuesday: ditto

Wednesday: 1 metre or so due South places

Thursday: ditto

Water temp is around 18 or so.

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The poiint’s a maybe at 0645

No takers, but looks possible.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea will maintain northerly winds over coastal waters during Friday, which will then gradually strengthen on Saturday ahead of an approaching cold front. The cold front will move across southern New South Wales coastal waters on Sunday, with winds turning more southerly in the wake of the change. A low pressure trough will approach the southeast of the state on Monday.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the late afternoon then tending northerly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres later in the evening.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.

Saturday 23 September

Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres around midday.
Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.

Sunday 24 September

Winds
North to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots turning westerly 15 to 20 knots during the day.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore during the morning.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

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