Offshore but micro for Friday morning plus postcards

Posted by: on November 23rd, 2018

Hello Friends,

Looking pretty small in Sydney this morning and as of 0630 the WNW wind was already into the 15-25 kt range. It’s gonna blow like this all day according to the Bureau. There’s just under a metre of 11-sec south swell out at sea, but I’m guessing it’ll be hard to find much of anything in the surfable range. Tide’s coming into a 1.74 m high around 0815 – so that’ll be working against you as well.
Should be a niceish day otherwise.

0530 and looking very tiny at sth Narrabeen – WRL cam

Meanwhile your correspondent is enjoying the Thanksgiving holiday here in the US. The rellies are hard at work on feast prep as I write this. California has just had a little rain too, so the smoky skies have cleared away. I’m inland and remaining so into next week, but out at the beach the swell has perked. Went by Trestles on the train yesterday evening and grabbed a postcard for you. (Yep, the tracks run that close to the beach!)
I may or may not be able to post anything for the next 4-5 days – and then I’m headed home to dear old Sydney, whereupon normal service will resume.
Have a great Friday!

Trestles evening session from the train

Weather Situation
A low pressure system near Tasmania and southeastern Victoria is deepening in response to a cold front. This is generating storm force west to southwesterly winds along the far southern waters with vigorous westerly winds over remaining coastal areas today and tomorrow. On Saturday this low is forecast to weaken and slowly move east, resulting in winds shifting more southerly and easing.

Forecast for Friday until midnight
Gale Warning for Friday for Sydney Coast
Westerly 25 to 30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots offshore early in the morning and again in the late evening.
1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 3 metres offshore.
Southeasterly below 1 metre, tending southerly 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Saturday 24 November
Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Sydney Coast
West to southwesterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots during the morning and early afternoon. Winds turning southerly 15 to 25 knots in the early afternoon.
1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres offshore.
Southerly 2 to 3 metres.
Partly cloudy.
Sunday 25 November
West to southwesterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the morning then tending south to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the day.
1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
1st Swell
Southerly 2.5 to 3 metres.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the afternoon.
Partly cloudy.

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