15-20 kts of SSE wind ripping into Dee Why from before 0800 was making for messy and unappetizing conditions. At 0500 the MHL buoy was seeing 2.3 metres of 9 second energy from the SSE. Tide was low at 0540 and is currently running into a deepish 1.87 m high at 1210. Skies were partly cloudy at report writing time and we were heading to a high of 20.
The Bureau says it’ll continue SE all day and the swell is expected to fade back to around 2 metres by dark. Tomorrow the waves are set to be smaller again but there could be a little fun wave at south magnets for the early session before the wind gets going.
The pattern of small but surfable in the morning looks to continue on Friday and then on Saturday most of the models show the swell at around the metre mark, but the average period getting into the 15 second range. If that’s the case there could be some interesting activity at the point… we’ll await developments with interest.
Have a happy old Wednesday everyone!
A high pressure system over the Bight extends a ridge across New South Wales, while a low pressure system near New Zealand continues to move southeast. The combination of these two systems is generating south to southeasterly winds across New South Wales waters. The high is expected to be the dominant weather system for the region over the next several days as it moves slowly east, with winds forecast to tend easterly along the southern coast by the end of the week.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
- South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots becoming east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
- 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
- Southerly 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 2 metres by early evening.
- Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers this morning.
- Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Thursday 9 November
- South to southeasterly about 10 knots becoming easterly in the afternoon and evening.
- Below 1 metre.
- Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
- Partly cloudy.
Friday 10 November
- East to southeasterly about 10 knots.
- Below 1 metre.
- Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
- Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.