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
Wednesday: 1 metre or so due South places
Water temp is around 18 or so.
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
- Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the late afternoon then tending northerly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
- Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres later in the evening.
- Southerly around 1 metre.
Saturday 23 September
- Northerly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the evening.
- Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres around midday.
- Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Sunday 24 September
- North to northwesterly 20 to 25 knots turning westerly 15 to 20 knots during the day.
- 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
- Northeasterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore during the morning.
- Mostly sunny.