Weak and tiny here and there

Posted by: on February 6th, 2019

Hello Friends,

Looks like a nice sunny summer morning in Sydney with light NE breezes but only the faintest of wind swells making itself felt. If you can dial expectations down to ankle to knee, you should be about in line with what’s on offer. Ocean temp according to Beachwatch is sitting on 22C. High tide is a 1.74 at 1010 and water quality should be good everywhere. At 0700 the MHL buoy was seeing less than a metre from the SE at 8 seconds apart.

The lowly conditions don’t look like improving in the near term. I guess the good news is that if you’ve found something worthy of your time, it should pretty much be the same again tomorrow and beyond for three or four days. For what it’s worth, mid-month is looking hopeful for a run of decent size swell from the easterly quarters…

Meanwhile, here in California we’re experiencing brisk weather and surf remains really sorry. I went down to the nearest view of the sea and grabbed you a couple postcards…

Passing shower between the mainland and Santa Cruz Island

The spot I learned to surf at a mere 50 years ago…

Sydney Coastal Waters Forecast: Broken Bay to Port Hacking

No warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 4:10 am EDT on Wednesday 6 February 2019.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over the southern Tasman Sea is bringing east to northeasterly winds to New South Wales waters today. The high will drift slowly east during the next day or two, while maintaining a ridge towards the north coast. A trough looks set to bring a change to southern and central parts at the end of the week, before stalling and decaying in the north as a new high develops over the Tasman Sea.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

North to northeasterly about 10 knots tending east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the morning.
Below 1 metre.
Southerly around 1 metre.
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm during the morning and afternoon.

Thursday 7 February

Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon.
Around 1 metre.
Southeasterly around 1 metre.
Partly cloudy.

Friday 8 February

Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending northerly during the morning.
1 to 2 metres.
Easterly around 1 metre.
Mostly sunny morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.


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