Have to say that I didn’t expect it to look as promising as it did when I climbed aloft for the first observation of the day a little before 0800. The point and the beach were both seeing sets into the overhead range. It looked clean and consistent under the showery skies.
To put some numbers on it, at 0600 the MHL buoy was showing 1.8 metres of 12-second SSE (152°). Tide was right on the 0742 1.35 m high and is now dropping back to a 0.6 m low at 1320. Wind was around 10 kts from the west. Beachwatch says water is clean everywhere and the ocean temperature is still on 19C (about 2 degrees warmer than today’s predicted high).
Wind is expected to come around to the NE as the day goes along, so if the point is of interest, it’s a case of the earlier the better.
Outlook is for the swell to fade gradually over the next 48 hours and by this weekend it could be very small to flat most places.
Have a top old Wednesday everyone and stay happy!
A high pressure system over the southwestern Tasman Sea, is directing east to northeasterly winds along the New South Wales coast. From late tomorrow, winds will turn west to northwesterly as a trough moves over the western Tasman Sea and the high towards New Zealand. Behind this, on Saturday winds will tend south to southwesterly as another ridge extends across the state.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon.
Below 1 metre.
South to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Partly cloudy. 90% chance of showers.
Thursday 28 June
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning northwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre later in the evening.
Southerly around 1 metre.
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore at night.
Friday 29 June
West to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots.
Around 1 metre.
South to southeasterly below 1 metre.