Good to be back in Sydney once more. Good too to see there’s some energy around. As the pictures show, the surface conditions at 0720 were not looking exceptionally inviting. Interestingly, despite the heavy rain a couple of days ago, Beachwatch is calling most spots clean. The exceptions were at Birdwood lagoon, North Curly and Queenscliff. I was expecting warmer water after a month away though. Apparently it’s still on 19C. Aso of 0500 the MHL buoy off Sydney was picking up activity from the north and SSE. The latter is dominating with swell heights at 2.7 metres from 154-162°. Tide is low at 0955 and then back to a deepish 1.6m high at 1505. Should be a mild 23 today with a 40% chance of a light shower this afternoon. At report writing time, wind was light westerly, but that should swing more SW soon and then go onshore this afternoon.
Looking at where the crowd was sitting at Dee Why, I’d say set wave faces will be overhead to maybe even 1.5x on the bombs.
And the outlook? Well, the ever reliable Goat has rolled out his call for the coming week and I commend it to you.
Have a great Friday everyone!
A low pressure system in the Tasman Sea has moved well east of the coast. A high pressure ridge will extend across New South Wales today, and shift into the Tasman Sea on Saturday with winds gradually tending north to northeasterly. The next southerly change is expected along the southern half of the coast during Sunday, and extend along northern parts during Monday. Later Monday another southerly change is expected along the far southern coast.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
- South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon.
- Southeasterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
- Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm inshore this afternoon and early evening.
Saturday 1 December
- Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the early afternoon.
- Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
- Southeasterly 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre by early evening.
- Mostly sunny.
Sunday 2 December
- Northerly 15 to 20 knots shifting southerly 20 to 25 knots during the evening.
- 1 to 1.5 metres.
- Southeasterly around 1 metre.