Another cold and sunny morning with nice swell along the beaches. There were around 30 people in the water at the point by the time I checked it for the first time around 0730. Even with a consistent swell as this one looks to be, 30 folks is probably too many. Much of the problem comes down to the beach not having many peaks to offer surfers alternative choices. Maybe the last few days of activity will improve things…
Wind looks like being benign all day as it stays out of the westerly quarters. Tide was high at 0700 and is now dropping to the low 1230. The MHL buoy for Sydney is still out of action, but it looks as though swell at sea will be around the two metre mark from the SSE-SE at 11-12 seconds. That extra touch of east is helping it wrap around the point I’d say. Beachwatch says ocean is 17C.
The models show swell energy fading out pretty rapidly across the day, but with luck we should have a few scraps in the waist high range tomorrow morning. Beyond that it appears that we’re potentially in for a week or so of really small to flat conditions.
So get out there and find a wave if you can!
Fresh to strong south to southwesterly winds are affecting the far south only this morning as a high pressure ridge extends across the north. Light winds will then prevail for most of the coast from Wednesday onwards as the large high associated with the ridge moves slowly across the region.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
- West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming south to southwesterly about 10 knots in the early afternoon.
- Around 1 metre.
- Southerly 2 to 3 metres.
- Mostly sunny.
Wednesday 14 August
- South to southwesterly below 10 knots tending west to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots before dawn then becoming variable about 10 knots in the morning.
- Below 1 metre.
- Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres.
- Partly cloudy.
Thursday 15 August
- North to northwesterly about 10 knots tending west to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning.
- Below 1 metre.
- Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.