Out at sea the swell was 1.7 metres at 10 seconds apart as of 0600. It was coming from the SSE (160°) and the wind was WSW 4-6 kts by 0800. As you can see from the pictures, the surface conditions were somewhat choppy looking and set wave faces were in the waist to waist and a bit range at the point. The tide was low at 0632 and will be back to high at 1300, so there should be a little incoming tide push going on. Nevertheless, the beachy looked to be closing out and from the RealSurf crowsnest I couldn’t see anyone in the water.
From the look of the models this morning, we can expect the surf to become even more margin over the next couple of days, but after hitting bottom surfwise around Saturday, it currently looks pretty interesting from Sunday through to mid next week – and possibly beyond. If it pans out as the models suggest this morning, we could see big to very big conditions from Sunday with favourable wind conditions… here’s hoping!
Have a great day everyone.
A broad ridge of high pressure will remain the dominant synoptic feature over eastern New South Wales today. On Friday, a vigorous cold front is expected to cross the coast, associated with a deepening low near Bass Strait. This low should move away to the east during the weekend, as the next high pressure system extends into New South Wales.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Southerly about 10 knots becoming east to southeasterly in the afternoon then east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Around 1 metre.
Easterly around 1 metre.
Friday 6 September
Gale Warning for Friday for Sydney Coast
North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots shifting westerly 25 to 35 knots in the afternoon. Winds easing to 20 to 30 knots in the late evening.
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
East to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Saturday 7 September
Westerly 25 to 35 knots turning southwesterly during the afternoon.
2 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 5 metres offshore during the afternoon.
Southerly 3 to 5 metres.