Far from a flat sea

Posted by: on September 17th, 2018

Hello Friends,

Your correspondent has fetched up in our nation’s capital to join in some Citizen lobbying, so I’m utterly reliant on remote sensing data for news of the beach today in Sydney. Looking at the WRL pic from earlier this morning, it’s obvious there’s nothing going on at east to NE spots. And the North Bondi RSL cam shows nothing coming from the south.

The MHL buoy is showing 1.8 metres of 160 degree swell at 11 seconds… so, maybe it’s not hooking into nth Bondi and going past south Narra altogether… and there are in fact waist high waves at south magnets… could be…

Wind is now SE 5-7 kts, but the Bureau’s call (see below) is for it to be NE this afternoon.

Outlook is for not much to happen on the surf front for the rest of the week. That’s in line with modelling over the last few days, so I’m thinking ankle to knee high with the odd bomb in the waist high range at magnets in the next 48 hours, fading to less than that as we get up to the weekend. Of course I hope to be proven spectacularly wrong as I’m really keen to get wet again soon!

Go well with your Monday!


WRL cam view from 0930 Monday morning – lookin’ micro

North Bondi view uninspiring

Weather Situation

A high pressure system is moving across New South Wales. South to southwesterly winds are expected to tend more northerly today and Tuesday as the high moves overhead and out over the Tasman Sea. The next cold front is expected to bring a southerly change to New South Wales waters on Wednesday and Thursday.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

South to southwesterly about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the late afternoon. Winds reaching up to 25 knots in the late evening.
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore.
Mostly sunny.

Tuesday 18 September

Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for Sydney Coast

Northerly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the evening.
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Southerly around 1 metre.

Wednesday 19 September

Northerly 15 to 25 knots shifting south to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the afternoon and increasing to 20 to 30 knots during the evening.
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Northeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Partly cloudy.

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