I’m jealous. Won’t be able to surf for another month, and we have fun chest plus sets rolling into Kiddies and the Point this morning. Quality is not remarkable, but as of 0830 when I grabbed the pics, the NNE breeze was a lazy 6-7 kts under warm and sunny skies. Classic summer conditions.
The MHL 0600 data showed 1.9 metres of 11.8-sec S-SSE (168°) swell. Tide is coming into a deep 1.95 m high at 1150 and by the time it’s back to low at 1835, the NE wind will be into it.
I thought it looked kinda hazy this morning and it turns out that our air quality is rated as Poor today due to elevated Ozone levels, ie it’s going to be smoggy.
I’d guess that once the wind comes up (forecast is for 15-20 kts NE), those of us on the coast will see air quality improve.
Speaking of NE wind, we can expect it to blow even harder tomorrow afternoon and to be going pretty strongly on Friday as well. So, the usual summer instructions apply – namely, hit it early for the best conditions. Looks from the models as though it’ll be around the metre mark from the ENE tomorrow and then maybe up a touch heading into the weekened. But periods are forecast to be in the 7-8 sec range, so I’d be hoping for waist to chest on sets at magnets…
Have a good Boxing Day one and all!
A high pressure system in the western Tasman Sea is near stationary. Northeasterly winds, gusty about the coast in the afternoon. A weak trough will move over the far south coast late today, resulting in a brief shift to light southerly winds for some parts of the water. Winds will return northeasterly again on Thursday.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the evening.
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres by early evening.
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Thursday 27 December
Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Sydney Coast
North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots becoming northeasterly 25 to 30 knots in the evening.
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Easterly around 1 metre.
Friday 28 December
North to northeasterly 20 to 30 knots.
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Southerly around 1 metre.