Swell kicking in this morning

Posted by: on November 1st, 2017

Hello Friends,

Short version: shoulder plus on sets, light sideshore, cool, reasonably consistent.

Quite a nippy morning thanks to the steady WSW and mostly cloudy skies. As expected the swell ramped overnight and this morning bomb sets at Dee Why point were into the shoulder high and above range. Up the beach it looked to be a bit smaller and kind of lined up and shutting down. At 0500 the MHL buoy was showing 2.3 m of 11-sec of dead south swell. We had a 1.5 m high tide at 0650 and we’ll be back to dead low at 1245.
Wind at 0750 was WSW 10-15 kts, but as you can see below, it’s expected to be 15-25 kts later and the swell is set to increase to 4 metres by evening.
Both the swell and SW wind are on tap for tomorrow morning. From the forecasts it looks as though there could be a few little waves around on Friday but then it seems we could be back to choppy and small southerly conditions.
Have a great day everybody!

Set at the point 0730

Reasonably consistent

Activity up the beach toward No Mans at 0730


Weather Situation
A slow-moving low pressure system over the western Tasman Sea is deepening. In combination with a high developing over the Bight, this will maintain fresh to strong south to southwesterly winds and powerful surf conditions over southern and central waters for the next couple of days, after which the low will begin to weaken.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Sydney Coast
Winds
West to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore during the day.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
Swell
Southerly 2.5 to 3 metres, increasing to 4 metres by early evening.
Weather
Cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Thursday 2 November
Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds turning southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday.
Swell
Southerly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2.5 to 3 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower offshore, near zero chance elsewhere.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Friday 3 November
Winds
Variable below 10 knots becoming northerly 10 to 15 knots during the morning then tending southeast to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 2 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

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