Nice morning and nice, if soft, little windswell making for short rides at the few magnets picking up the energy – such as it is. Wind not a factor before 0700 and skies were mostly sunny. At 0600 swell off Sydney was coming from the SSW (190°) at 6 seconds. The fact that there are little waves is a pleasant surprise.
Swell is set to come around to the south and push up by lunch time. Of course by then the wind’ll be into it from the south at 20-30 kts. And it’s set to stay that way through tomorrow.
Tide’s coming into the 1.6 m high at 1050, before dropping back to the low at 1710.
Outlook is not fabulous I have to say. The southerly doesn’t seem likely to bring much in the way of quality and by the time we get into next week the prospects are pretty grim. Right now there doesn’t seem to be much hope for any action until Friday or thereabouts. Hope they’re wrong!
Have a great Saturday everyone.
A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea is promoting northerly winds along the north coast, while a trough moving up the south coast is bringing a southerly change in its wake. This southerly change will move through the north coast today. On Sunday, a new high pressure system is expected to move across from the west.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Sydney Coast
- Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots in the afternoon. Winds tending southerly 20 to 25 knots in the middle of the day.
- 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 2 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
- 1st Swell
- Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
- 2nd Swell
- Northeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres by early evening, then decreasing below 1 metre later in the evening.
- Partly cloudy.
Sunday 30 September
- Southerly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the evening.
- 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
- Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Monday 1 October
- Variable below 10 knots becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
- Below 1 metre.
- Southerly around 1 metre.
- Mostly sunny.