Go for a paddle but don’t expect much

Posted by: on March 12th, 2019

Hello Friends,

Nice morning out there with a light breeze from the NW as of 0740. The favourable wind conditions should stick around this morning before wandering around to the easterly quarters for awhile before a 20-30 kt southerly rattles across Sydney this afternoon.
It looks like the sets are pushing into the knee high range – but you have to wait. The MHL buoy is showing a metre of 7-sec stuff from 186° out at sea – so, basically, it’s tiny and running parallel with the coast.
We’re heading to a 33C high ahead of the south change. That’s about 8C above the long term mean max for this month.
It’ll cool off after the change and wave heights will start coming up overnight, but tomorrow is going to be very windy from the south, so quality surf options will be minimal.
Sadly the long range models are not looking very interesting this morning. About the best you can say is that it’ll be small and marginal for the rest of the week and it could be mid next week before we get a bump up into the interesting range.
Oh well, at least we’re another day closer to good waves.
Have a top Tuesday!

Trying to catch a tiny one at the beach

Waves? You want waves?

Weather Situation

Northerly winds ahead of a cold front that is forecast to bring a fresh to strong and gusty southerly change to the southern waters this morning, reaching central parts in the evening. This change will weaken and continue through to the northern waters during Wednesday, after which winds will gradually turn east to northeasterly. Another southerly change looks set to affect the southern parts of the coast late Thursday and during Friday.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Tuesday for Sydney Coast

Variable about 10 knots becoming northeast to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon then shifting southerly 20 to 30 knots in the evening.
Below 1 metre.
Southerly around 1 metre.
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers this evening.

Wednesday 13 March

Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds turning easterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon.
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Thursday 14 March

Easterly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly 15 to 25 knots during the day.
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Southerly around 1 metre.
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

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