The MHL buoy was showing 1.3 metres at 11 seconds from the east south east as Tuesday dawned. As you can see from the pictures, this meant there were waist and a bit wave faces on sets at the point and along the beach at the Dee Why end. Wind was light NW early. Ocean was about 18C and most beaches should be clean following the sunny weather of the last couple of days. Tide was low at 0500 and is currently coming into a high at 1115. Swell is set to fade toward the lunch time, so if your schedule permits, this morning’s the time to be looking for somewhere to get wet (and there should be a few options thanks to the swell direction and size.
Outlook is for surf of a modest sort across the rest of the week, a puny day Saturday and then a quick pulse out of the south for Sunday, with potenitally okay wind settings.
Have a good one!
Fun to see that the Goat’s worked out how to send us postcards from his adventure in South Africa. Very cool.
A ridge of high pressure will remain the dominant synoptic feature during the next few days, briefly interrupted by the passage of a weak trough on Wednesday. The next significant cold front looks set to arrive at the end of the week.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Northwest to southwesterly about 10 knots tending east to northeasterly in the afternoon and evening.
Below 1 metre.
Easterly 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre around midday.
Wednesday 4 September
Variable about 10 knots.
Below 0.5 metres.
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Thursday 5 September
Southeast to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending east to northeasterly during the evening.
Below 1 metre.
Easterly around 1 metre.