Lumpo Bumpo

Posted by: on February 25th, 2019

Hello Friends,

Looks like another scrappy you-could-surf-if-you-were-really-keen sort of day in Sydney. Magnet spots should deliver chest plusses, but the overall conditions are fairly marginal. For starters, the ESE wind was already 10-13 kts at 0730 under cloudy skies. As of 0400 the MHL’s directional spectrum chart for Sydney was showing a mix of NNE and SSE swell, with the latter very much dominating. First tide of the day is the low at 0755. You’re back to a moderate 1.4 m high at 1355. By then the Bureau says you can expect a light NE’r to have taken over from the SE stuff. Ocean temp is a very warm 25C according to Beachwatch, although run-off from weekend rain may put a question mark over water quality at some beaches.

The story in California remains dire for surfing. Weather is perfect but there is barely a hint of a wave from Santa Cruz south. Looks like the best place to be is somewhere in the vicinity of Trestles – again.

Trestles is likely one of the better spots for a wave this morning in California

Weather Situation

A high pressure system near Tasmania is drifting slowly east, as ex-Tropical Cyclone Oma continues northwards over the Coral Sea. Later today the high will shift to the central Tasman Sea, where it will linger during Tuesday. This system will weaken on Wednesday as a cold front passes to the south, allowing a trough to move along southern parts of the New South Wales coast, but will quickly be replaced by a new high moving across from the west. The new high is expected to be very slow-moving and should remain the dominant feature in the region for a number of days.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Winds
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming east to northeasterly about 10 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
1st Swell
Southerly 2 to 2.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy.

Tuesday 26 February

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Wednesday 27 February

Winds
North to northeasterly about 10 knots becoming easterly during the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
1st Swell
Southeasterly 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

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