Another tiny morning for Dee Why. According to the 0400 observations from MHL, there was 1 metre of 12 sec east swell out at sea. Dee Why’s not much of an east magnet, so there wasn’t much above ankle to knee high at the southern end of the beach. There should be slightly more around at Curly and maybe up at Northy as the tide drops from the 1.5 m high at 0725. It’ll be low again at 1330.
Wind was light from the NW when I grabbed the pics but should get around to the NE by midday. The models are a bit all over the place this morning, but the most optimistic are saying Friday afternoon-Saturday morning
Outlook is for the NE energy levels to increase along with the afternoon NE wind in the afternoons – so a summery pattern. And that means the usual north corners strategy comes into play. The models are a bit all over the place, but it looks as though late Thursday might be fun at NE spots (knee to chest) and small but just surfable on Saturday morning at south spots (though onshore from the south).
Keep on smilin’ and have a great day!
A high pressure system over the central Tasman Sea with a ridge to the west is directing easterly winds along the New South Wales coast. Winds will tend east to northeasterly today and on Wednesday as the high moves further east maintaining the ridge to the northwest. The next southerly change is expected to develop on the south coast Thursday night then extending to the north coast during Friday.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day.
Around 1 metre.
Northeasterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1.5 metres offshore.
Wednesday 18 October
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Northeasterly 1.5 metres.
Thursday 19 October
Northeasterly 15 to 25 knots turning northerly 20 to 25 knots during the evening.
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the evening.