Swell spiked up to 4 metres late yesterday afternoon and as of 0600 the MHL buoy was seeing 2.7 m at 10 seconds from the SSE (154-158°). As the pictures show, sets were into the chest plus range at the point as of 0700. Wind was light from the WSW at report writing time (it’ll pick up into the 20-25 kt range later). Tide is heading to a 1.48 m high at 0920, and then will drop to the 0.43 m low at 1510. Ocean temp is 15°C according to Beachwatch.
Swell forecast is looking pretty good from the Bureau – solid today, bigger tomorrow and lasting into Thursday morning. With luck there’ll still be something on Friday too.
Have a great Tuesday everyone (and maybe check back later to see if I manage to get a few pics during the day…)
A vigorous southerly flow over the southern waters is expected to ease over the next few days as a high pressure system moves over the southeast of the continent.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
- Southwesterly 20 to 25 knots.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
- Southerly 2 to 2.5 metres.
- Partly cloudy.
Wednesday 29 August
- Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore during the morning.
- 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
- Southerly 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres during the afternoon.
- Mostly sunny.
- Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Thursday 30 August
- Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the day then becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
- Southerly 4 metres, decreasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
- Partly cloudy