Low tide early and light NE breeze ruffling the surface for the dawn patrol. The only place I saw a wave ridden was at Northy where, as the pic above shows, it was struggling to make the knee high mark. As the tide comes in to a 1.8 m high at 1230, the wind will ramp up and so it just may be possible to find a fat little bump somewhere. However, you’ll really need to dial down your expectations for anything beyond barely catchable dribble.
As of 0400 the MHL buoy was showing a metre of sub-6 sec SSE chop. And it looks as though the microscopic conditions prevail up and down the entire East Coast.
We’re in for an absolute stinker tomorrow but there might be a bit more NE wind chop to chase for the early. It’s set to go SE in the afternoon – which ought to help with the heat, but won’t do the tiny surf any favours.
From the look of the models, next week is going to be really small to flat with only short period and small wind chop. One of the more hopeful data interpretations is showing some slight hope for south magnets on Wednesday morning. Hope for your sake that it plays out that way. I’ll of course be looking for a wave in southern California where at the moment it’s also really small – and cold. Postcards to come!
Have a great Saturday everyone!
A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea is directing north to northeasterly winds along the New South Wales coast. A low pressure trough is expected to bring a southerly change to the southern half of the coast on Sunday.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Sydney Coast
- Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots increasing to 20 to 25 knots in the afternoon. Winds reaching 30 knots in the evening.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
- Southeasterly below 1 metre.
Sunday 7 January
- Northerly 15 to 25 knots shifting south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon and evening.
- 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
- Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Monday 8 January
- South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending northwest to northeasterly during the morning then tending northeast to southeasterly during the afternoon.
- 1 to 1.5 metres.
- Northeasterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
- Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.