Smooth little lines

Posted by: on February 1st, 2019

Set wave at Dee Why 0725

 

Hello Friends,

Went for a drive to see what the swell was doing around 0700 and, as the pictures show, it was clean but basically really small most places. I didn’t see anyone in the water on the Narrabeen to Collaroy stretch, although there were at least plausible looking shories at South Narrabeen. Around at the Longy to Dee Why stretch there was more activity, but the north end was choppy and the south end was oddly weak and quite inconsistent. I waited some time to get the snap of a couple folks briefly catching a waist-ish high set just north of the Club.

At around 3pm yesterday, the swell spiked up into the 3 metre range at Batemans Bay. Shortly after midnight the swell pulse came through Sydney, but it was already smaller and the peak intensity only lasted an hour or two. By 0500 when the MHL buoy sampled the situation, it saw 2.6 m of 10-second SSE (153-158°). A couple hours later when I took the pictures, I reckoned it had dropped further.

So, have a look at your favourite south swell spot, but don’t be surprised if it’s a bit sputtery and small. Tide was high at 0700 and is currently dropping to the low at 1450. There’s a 70% chance of a shower as we head to a mild 24C high.

It’s Friday, so your week-ahead outlook from the Goat awaits your inspection!

Crunchy shorey at south Narrabeen

Not much at North Narrabeen 0715

Hopefuls hanging around at the point for very occasional opportunity

Weather Situation

A high pressure system is moving from the Bight to the Tasman Sea today, pushing a ridge along the New South Wales coast as a trough in the north stalls and decays. This high will be the dominant feature in the region through the weekend, drifting slowly east to be near New Zealand by Sunday, and bringing a gradual return to northeasterly winds. The next trough and southerly change look set to affect southern and central parts of the coast on Monday.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds
South to southeasterly 15 to 25 knots tending east to southeasterly in the afternoon.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Saturday 2 February

Winds
Easterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching 25 knots offshore in the morning.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Cloudy.

Sunday 3 February

Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

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