Clean and tiny early

Posted by: on October 25th, 2017

Hello Friends,
As of 0400, the swell was around the metre mark and coming from the SE at 10 seconds. Tide was low at 0555 and will hit a 1.5 m high at 1225. Your correspondent was out and about with the camera a few hours later and as the pictures confirm, energy levels are at a very low ebb this morning. The Collaroy-Narrabeen stretch was hopelessly tiny but there were some ankle to knee and a bit dribblers to be had mainly at the Long Reef end on the Dee Why to Longy stretch. Waves were extremely weak, so it was really more of a paddling exercise than anything else.
There’s no real hope of an improvement for the next 24 hours and even the prospective south change on Friday doesn’t look all that exciting. I’d say we’ll be lucky to see waist to chest onshore junk at the most exposed spots. Mid next week currently looks slightly more hopeful on some of the models for SSE spots. It’ll be interesting to see what the Goat thinks tomorrow.
Have yourself a fine old day everyone!

Blue wren on territory duties this morning at Long Reef

Extracting every watt from the gutless dribble at Longy

Hopefuls waiting at Long Reef

No Mans to Kiddies, say no more

South Narrabeen dribble

Weather Situation
A high pressure system lies over the northern Tasman Sea, while a trough is entering New South Wales from the west. This pattern is generating northeasterly winds over most waters, though a weak southerly change has moved through the south coast yesterday and overnight. During Thursday the trough, with a low pressure circulation within it, is expected bring a southeast to southwesterly change as it reaches the coast. This system is forecast to move away across the Tasman Sea on Friday, with another ridge briefly developing in its wake, and a return to northerly winds on the weekend.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Winds
North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending south to southwesterly in the middle of the day then tending northwest to northeasterly in the early afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 40% chance of showers.
Thursday 26 October
Winds
Northerly 10 to 15 knots shifting southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the morning then southerly 15 to 20 knots in the early afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.
Friday 27 October
Winds
South to southeasterly 15 to 25 knots easing to 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending southeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

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