A faint NE breeze was giving the ocean a little texture at 0715. Not the ideal wind direction for Dee Why, but since there is no swell to speak of, it’s all theoretical anyway. The most interesting thing on the MNL buoy this morning isn’t the odd read out for Sydney (SE 1.2 m at 15-sec), but the data from way up north at Byron where they’re seeing 3 metres of 9-sec SSE wind swell. But don’t feel too jealous because Cape Byron is seeing 20-30 kts of east wind with it.
The Bureau’s forecast and the models are aligned as to our prospects for the next few days. The good news is that it looks like we should see a gradual but very slight, very gradual movement upward in average wave heights which may, toward the end of the week get us into the waist to chest plus range by Friday. Between now and then though most models are projecting flat to very marginal conditions at Dee Why.
Enjoy your sunny Monday and stay stoked!
A high pressure system over the central Tasman Sea, in combination with a low pressure trough off the southern coast of Queensland, is directing east to southeasterly winds over most New South Wales waters. Winds will gradually shift east to northeasterly during the next few days as the high strengthens and the trough loses influence. The next southerly change is expected over southern and central waters on Friday.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
Easterly 10 to 15 knots.
Below 1 metre.
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Tuesday 17 October
Easterly 10 to 15 knots tending northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the morning.
1 to 1.5 metres.
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Wednesday 18 October
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Northeasterly 1.5 metres.