Postcards from Cali: we’re tiny too

Posted by: on November 6th, 2018

Hello Friends,
Looks like another small day in Sydney with wind out of the NW early and not much swell (at 0600 it was less than a metre from the south at 12 seconds or so). No surf today would be my guess.
Outlook is for smaller again tomorrow ahead of a late south change. The change should push up some junky wind blown stuff on Wednesday – along with 30-50mm of rain. So not the most exciting outlook I’m afraid. The longer range models don’t look the best for Sydney either. If they’ve called it right, there will be waves in the chest high range at exposed spots, but the prospect is for it to be wind affected and short period.
And here in Santa Barbara you’d be hard pressed to find anything catchable above the knee high mark. It’s the same all the way up to Santa Cruz and down to around LA. South of there in southern Orange and northern San Diego county, there seem to be a few slightly better options. But not by much. Hoping for a southern hemisphere swell next week…
Have a great Tuesday everyone!

Looks like it could be interesting on a much bigger day

Shorey chasing swimmers

Santa Barbara town spot, one person out. Sadly this wave shutdown a second later.

Weather Situation
A high pressure system over the northern Tasman Sea is directing generally northerly winds along the New South Wales coast. A trough, currently in the state’s west, is expected to bring a change to the southern coast later today, followed by a stronger southerly surge as a cold front sweeps across the region. This front is forecast to affect most waters on Wednesday, reaching the northern border early Thursday. Behind this, a new high pressure system is expected to approach from the west, and should become the dominant weather feature for several days thereafter.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Northerly 15 to 20 knots.
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Southerly below 1 metre.
Cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm this evening.
Wednesday 7 November
Northerly 15 to 25 knots shifting southerly 20 to 25 knots in the late afternoon.
1 to 2 metres.
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Cloudy. 95% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.
Thursday 8 November
Southerly 20 to 30 knots.
2 to 3 metres.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the morning.
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

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