Just off the big bird from LA (15 fun-filled hours) and what do I find? It’s just as flat as it was in California.
Still, the weather is gorgeous and it is great to be home again.
This morning’s forecast says we can expect the swell to pick up from the south this afternoon, but looking at it just now (1300), I’ve gotta say I’m not overly hopeful of a surfable bump later. That said, there was 2 metres of dead south 8-9 second swell at Batemans Bay as of 1100 this morning, so… maybe toward dusk we might see something. The models are saying the peak may arrive after dark and that by tomorrow morning it could be nearly back to the current dire conditions.
Jet lag permitting, I’ll be up at the usual time to see what I can see…
A high pressure ridge is strengthening over New South Wales, as a cold front which crossed the state’s south overnight shifts to the Tasman Sea. This high will be the dominant feature in the region during the next few days, although a weak cold front is forecast to skim across the south later Friday or Saturday.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
- Westerly 15 to 20 knots, reaching 25 knots offshore in the morning, turning southwesterly in the middle of the day.
- 1 to 2 metres.
- Southeasterly below 1 metre, tending southerly 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
- Mostly sunny.
Thursday 25 July
- West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending south to southwesterly around 10 knots during the morning.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
- Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
- Mostly sunny.
Friday 26 July
- North to northeasterly below 10 knots tending north to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning then tending northwest to southwesterly during the evening.
- Below 1 metre.
- Southerly around 1 metre.
- Partly cloudy.