Bright and windy with waves

Posted by: on September 8th, 2019

Hello Friends,

Wind chill definitely a thing as the dawn opened play for the day. At North Head it was 20-30 kts westerly as of 0900. The keen types dealing with the firehose in the face effect of such strong offshores were latching onto chest high sets at the point. The beach looked to be a bit bigger, but very straight and shutting down. The MHL buoy was showing 2.8 m but SSW at 9 seconds apart as of 0700.
The BoM says we can expect the wind to throttle back a little by late afternoon while the swell should stay about the same inshore, even as it builds out at sea. Tomorrow it says we can expect gale force W-SW wind, the possibility of rain and a midday ramp of the swell into the 4-5 metre range. The bigness should stick around into Tuesday morning on current reckoning, but the wind won’t be back off much and the partly cloudy potentially showery weather will still be doing its thing.
From the look of the models, there should be a gradual weakening of the wind and swell for the latter part of the work week, but indications are that we should have surfable stuff to play in.
Have a top old Sunday!

Wave at the point 0830

Straight offshore and waist to chest

Unridden section up the beach among the closeouts 0830

Weather Situation
A deepening low pressure system east of Bass Strait is generating vigorous west to southwesterly winds over New South Wales Waters. Winds will shift southerly early next week as the low moves further east across the Tasman Sea, with winds beginning to ease from Tuesday as a high pressure system approaches from the west.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Sunday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Southwesterly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 25 knots in the late afternoon. Winds may reach up to 30 knots offshore in the late evening.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres by early evening.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 3 metres inshore, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres offshore.
Weather
Mostly sunny.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Monday 9 September
Gale Warning for Monday for Sydney Coast
Winds
West to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots, reaching up to 45 knots during the day. Winds turning southerly 25 to 30 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
2 to 3 metres, increasing to 4 to 5 metres around midday.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 4 to 5 metres around midday.
Weather
Cloudy. 95% chance of showers and the chance of a thunderstorm.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Tuesday 10 September
Winds
Southerly 25 to 35 knots decreasing to 15 to 20 knots during the evening.
Seas
2 to 4 metres.
Swell
Southerly 3 to 5 metres, decreasing to 3 metres during the evening.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning

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