At daybreak it was a touch under 10C at RealSurf HQ and wind was out of the NW at 5-7 kts. The MHL buoy was detecting only 0.9 m of 9-sec SSE bump.Skies were mostly clear. I did my usual pre-radio report run this morning and can report that it was just about – but not quite – flat.
There were three or four people in the water at Northy where there were knee to maybe waist high bumps sliding in through a glassy sea. From there south to Collaroy and the north side of Long Reef it was essentially flat. Around at Dee Why there were a couple of high tide peaks briefly flickering to life with again knee to waist high bumps. But it was really a case of one or two turns and you’re done.
At report time the tide was running into the 1.34 m high at 0940. It’ll ebb out to a 0.6 m low at 1510.
Looking at the swell models this morning, it would seem Sydney’s facing a week of very small to flat conditions. The very long range projections are currently showing a potential strong south pulse from around next Monday. But they’re also predicting heaps of S-SSW wind with it.
That’ll all be academic for me as by then I’ll be on the other side of the world, from which I hope to send you the periodic postcard (wi-fi gods permitting).
Have a great Saturday everyone!
A high pressure system near New Zealand is slowly moving east as a low pressure trough moves over the Tasman Sea. Winds over New South Wales waters will tend west to northwesterly ahead of a front crossing the region late today and early Sunday, before turning west to southwesterly behind it, as another ridge extends across the state.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore during the day. Winds turning westerly in the late afternoon.
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Northeasterly below 1 metre.
Sunday 1 July
West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning south to southeasterly below 10 knots during the day.
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Southwesterly below 0.5 metres, tending southerly 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Monday 2 July
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning easterly during the afternoon.
Around 1 metre.
Southerly around 1 metre.
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.