Sunny, light NW breeze and little tiny vaguely SE bumps were rolling in at 0630 (the MHL buoy was seeing 1.2 m at 10 sec from 158°). If you figure on knee to waist you’ll be in the ballpark on size. Important to get in sooner rather than later because the wind is coming up from the north this morning and going NE later in the afternoon.
Tide was low at 0645 and will be back to high at 1.53 m. We’re headed to a high of 31C along the coast. Water is currently 20C.
We’re due for a south change tomorrow, but there doesn’t seem to be any real prospect of an improvement to the surf situation. The models show a gradual but small increase as we get toward mid-week.
Have a top old Saturday everyone!
A weakening high pressure system near New Zealand extends a ridge towards northeast New South Wales, generating a northeasterly flow over New South Wales waters. A trough is expected to bring a southerly change to southern parts of the coast later today and Sunday. This trough will stall and weaken later Sunday as a new high pressure system moves to the southern Tasman Sea and restores a generally east to northeasterly flow again from Monday.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Northerly 15 to 20 knots, reaching 25 knots offshore during the morning, turning northeasterly in the afternoon.
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
East to northeasterly around 1 metre.
Sunday 13 January
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending southerly 15 to 25 knots before dawn then tending east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
1 to 2 metres.
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Monday 14 January
Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
1 to 1.5 metres.
Southerly around 1 metre.
Easterly around 1 metre.