As expected, the swell continued its slow fade overnight and this morning sees only about a metre of 9-10 sec period SSE (152°) waves. At 0745 the wind was coming from the west at 9 to 12 kts and skies were mostly clear. There were a few people in the water along the beach at Dee Why but there just isn’t enough in the swell to get the point going. Size looked to be in the waist to occasionally chest range. Waves were breaking pretty close to the beach on the dropping tide.
From what I’ve seen over the last few days, lower tides are mostly seeing shutdown conditions, but as we get back to high tide some interesting peaks in close to shore start to work. Tide’s low at 1120 today and will be back to a 1.7 m high just after dark at 1755.
Yesterday evening Eden buoy went hard south and began to see swell in the 1.8 metre range but only about 9 seconds apart. The Bureau tells us to expect the wind to swing south and be 15-20 kts later, so I expect that swell to get here at around the same time.
Tomorrow should see more swell from the south with decaying southerly wind. Could be interesting…. surf of one sort or another seems likely through to midweek but after that… not so red hot looking on the models right now.
Have a top old Sunday everyone!
A south to southwesterly flow over the waters will tend southeast to northeasterly during Tuesday as a high pressure system moves over the southwestern Tasman Sea extending a ridge to the northwest.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
- Southerly 15 to 20 knots.
- Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
- Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
- Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.
Monday 25 June
- South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending south to southeasterly below 10 knots in the afternoon.
- Around 1 metre.
- Southerly 2 to 3 metres.
- Partly cloudy.
Tuesday 26 June
- South to southeasterly about 10 knots becoming east to northeasterly during the afternoon.
- Below 1 metre.
- Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.
- Mostly sunny.