The point looked to be flat at 0700, but there were a few people in the water at Kiddies chasing tiny, maybe knee high bumps. That’s more activity than I’ve seen since getting home on Sunday. The MHL buoy data from 0500 was showing 0.9 m of 12-sec south swell. Tide hit a 1.77 m high a little after 0700, so possibly as it drops, we’ll see a few more options. MHL’s modelling shows a slight increase toward midday. The northerly wind will be picking up as the day goes along – with obvious implications for some spots.
The Goat wasn’t able to drop a forecast last night, but he’ll be along with his wisdom later today, so I’ll confine my thoughts on the outlook to saying I’m a tiny bit hopeful for a small improvement tomorrow…
Have a great Friday one and all!
A high pressure system is moving eastwards across the Tasman Sea today, extending a ridge to the New South Wales coast. Meanwhile, a strong cold front is crossing South Australia, and will affect New South Wales on the weekend. Coastal winds are forecast to turn northerly and increase ahead of this system, which will bring a vigorous westerly change to the southern half of the coast on Saturday, extending throughout early Sunday. Conditions should gradually ease later Sunday and Monday, as a new high approaches from the west.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
Northerly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots in the late evening.
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Easterly around 1 metre.
Saturday 11 August
Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Sydney Coast
Northerly 15 to 25 knots turning westerly 20 to 30 knots in the late evening.
1 to 2 metres.
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres later in the evening.
Sunday 12 August
West to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots.
1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres offshore.
Below 1 metre, tending southerly 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending easterly around 1 metre during the afternoon or evening.