Not much in CA or SYD but…

Posted by: on February 11th, 2019

Hello Friends,

A warm (27C) mostly sunny day coming up for Sydney this Monday and then hot tomorrow. 1.3 metres of 9-sec SSE wind swell out at sea early this morning and a light westerly as of 0530. The wind should swing to the north by daybreak or shortly thereafter and then as the day warms up, it will go around to the NE as it ramps into the 20-25 kt range.
Tide’s low at 0710 and high again around 1315.
Surf prospects don’t look exceptionally interesting, but you might find a little waist-ish bump at spots that like a lot of south.
Some of the models show swell perking up tomorrow – so for once, there could be waves on a hot day. Beyond that there seems to be the prospect of an extended period of east swell from late in the week. What isn’t clear at this point is if you can expect to see much in Sydney or if it’ll be hitting the far north coast only…
We’re seeing grey skies, the odd spot of rain and a small, weak west line here in Santa Barbara. There appears to be a touch more activity up at Santa Cruz, but it’s not exactly pumping.

Micro lines and no takers on a showery Sunday morning at Campus Point, Goleta

Dodgy water, tiny lines for longboarding California Street, Ventura (Surfline)

Weather Situation
A weak high pressure system lies over the western Tasman Sea. Light coastal winds under the influence of the high will turn north to northeasterly and freshen in most areas today ahead of the next cold front. This front is forecast to push a southerly change through the region later Tuesday and Wednesday.

Forecast for Monday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Monday for Sydney Coast
Winds
North to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 20 to 25 knots in the afternoon. Winds reaching up to 30 knots in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres around midday.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Mostly sunny.
Tuesday 12 February
Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for Sydney Coast
Winds
North to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore early in the morning.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
East to northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Sunny.
Wednesday 13 February
Winds
Northerly 20 to 30 knots tending south to southwesterly during the early morning then southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
1st Swell
Northeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
2nd Swell
Southerly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the afternoon.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

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