Very cold this morning but the swell’s come up a little and despite the temps there were a few people at the point and one or two visible in the beachbreak at Dee Why. Size looked to be in the waist to waist-plus range. Skies were heavily overcast and there’s an 80% chance of showers. Wind was 7-10 kts from the WSW early, but the Bureau says to expect it to swing more to the south as the day goes along. At 0700 the MHL buoy was seeing 2.75 m of 8-second S-SSE swell out at sea. Periods are closer to 11 seconds down south, so maybe the waves will get a bit more powerful in Sydney later. Ocean temp is sitting on 19C – which is nice for winter surfing, but also disturbing.
Tide was high at 0725 and is back to low at 1305.
Tomorrow is looking interesting thanks to a predicted wind change to the SW and the prospect of the swell chugging along at around the current size, but, maybe with a longer period. It’ll still be showery but only lightly. From the shape of the models it would seem that we can expect waves at south magnets through to next week. It doesn’t look like being big, but waist to chest on sets doesn’t seem to be out of the question.
Have a great Wednesday and stay warm!
A front over the northern Tasman Sea and a high pressure system over the Bight are directing moderate to fresh southerly winds along the New South Wales coast. The high will become the dominant influence over the coming days as it slowly moves east and extends a ridge along the coast, maintaining generally southeast to southwesterly winds over New South Wales waters for the remainder of the week.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
- South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the evening.
- 1 to 1.5 metres.
- Southerly 2 to 2.5 metres.
- Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers.
Thursday 1 August
- South to southeasterly about 10 knots tending southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the morning then tending southerly in the late afternoon.
- Below 1 metre.
- Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
- Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.
Friday 2 August
- Southerly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the evening.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the evening.
- 1st Swell
- Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
- 2nd Swell
- Easterly around 1 metre.
- Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.