Energy levels seem to be ever so slightly up on this time yesterday. At 0500 the MHL buoy was picking up 1.3 m of 7-sec east wind bump and there were a few more folks in the water both along the beach and at the point. Waves look to be in the ankle to knee range with the occasional waist high bomb set.
Tide was high at 0530 and is currently running out to the low at 1155. We’ll be back to a 1.4 m high at 1750.
Wind was light from the north when I tapped out the report around 0830, but it will start building soon to a standard issue 10-15 kts with peaks to 20 kts. Temp’s due to hit 29 along the coast and water is 22°C.
Outlook for early next year? The Goat’s your man on that front.
Have a great Friday everyone!
A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea extends a ridge towards the New South Wales coast, directing east to northeasterly winds over most waters. This high will gradually weaken over the next day or two, allowing a trough and cold front to bring a southerly change during the weekend. This change is likely to be short-lived, as winds turn north to northeasterly again late Sunday or Monday, ahead of a second southerly change expected along the south coast on Monday.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
- Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots during the day.
- Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
- Northeasterly around 1 metre.
- Mostly sunny.
Saturday 30 December
- North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots shifting southerly 15 to 25 knots in the late afternoon or evening.
- 1 to 2 metres.
- Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
- Cloudy. 95% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.
Sunday 31 December
- Southerly 15 to 20 knots shifting east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
- 1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the evening.
- Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
- Partly cloudy.