Beautiful sunny morning at Dee Why for Sunday. Wave faces looked to be in the waist to shoulder high range along the beach – and a bit smaller at the point. The MHL Sydney buoy was seeing 2.9 metres at 9 seconds from the SSE (156-158°). Wind was coming lightly from the SW at 7-8 seconds, but it should swing south and come up to 15-20 kts. Tide hits a swampy 1.98 m high at 0920 and will be back to a lowish 0.17 m at 1600. It’s set to be a mild 23 today and according to Beachwatch, the ocean is up to 21°C. Water quality is dodgy at Collaroy, Longy, North Curly and the entire Manly stretch.
Outlook is for the wave energy to back off a little overnight, but I’m hopeful on your behalf that there will still be some fun little morning sessions tomorrow and Christmas day. The models show us moving into a summery pattern of brisk afternoon NE wind for the next week or so. At least there should be little bumps for the early sessions and some bigger stuff for those rare types who don’t mind wave hunting in onshore conditions.
Have a great Sunday everyone!
Fresh southerly winds along the coast today will ease in the south as a high pressure system over the Bight extends a ridge over southern parts of the coast. As the high drifts further east, southerlies will begin to ease on Sunday and then winds tend northeasterly during Monday or Tuesday. A weak and brief southerly change is expected about the far south coast on Wednesday.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
- Southerly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore during the morning. Winds decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening.
- 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
- Southerly 1.5 metres, tending southeasterly 1.5 metres by early evening.
- Partly cloudy.
Monday 24 December
- Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon.
- Below 1 metre.
- Easterly 1.5 metres.
- Partly cloudy.
Tuesday 25 December
- North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
- Around 1 metre.
- Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres.