Sunny, windy and waves

Posted by: on September 9th, 2019

Hello Friends,

2.5 m at 10 seconds from 160° (SSE) according to the Sydney MHL buoy 0800 report. At North Head wind was west at 12-17 kts as of 0930. As of 0830 when I looked at Curly, set wave faces in the middle of the beach were shoulder plus and the wind was blowing hard. There were three or four hardy types in the water as tide was dropping to the 1035 low. Around the corner at Dee Why there were half a dozen folks at the point contending with equally forceful offshores and slightly smaller waves. There looked to be a fair amount of bump out on the horizon and the forecast says we can expect the swell to come up dramatically soon (the Bureau’s call is for 4-6 metres by midday!). Unfortunately the wind will be blowing twice as hard, so conditions will be photogenic, but also very challenging to actually surf.
Swell should power through the night and still be impressive tomorrow morning. Sadly the wind is expected to be southerly and gale force, so surf options will be severely limited. Right now it looks as though most of us will be waiting until Wednesday for things to simmer down enough.
Have a great Monday and check back later because my current plan is to go out with my camera when the swell starts macking.

Dee Why point 0845

Kiddies

Rocking off and bumpy horizon

Benediction

Curly 0830

Weather Situation
A deep low pressure system over the Tasman Sea is generating vigorous southwesterly winds over New South Wales Waters, with an associated trough moving northward along the coast, bringing a surge of gale force south to southwesterly winds to New South Wales Waters. Winds will ease during Tuesday and Wednesday as the low reaches New Zealand and as a high pressure system approaches from the west.

Forecast for Monday until midnight
Gale Warning for Monday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Southwesterly 25 to 35 knots, turning south to southwesterly 35 to 45 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
2.5 to 3 metres, increasing to 4 to 5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 3 metres, increasing to 4 to 6 metres around midday.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore.
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
Gale Warning for Tuesday for Sydney Coast

Winds
Southerly 30 to 40 knots decreasing to 25 to 30 knots before dawn, decreasing to 20 to 25 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
3 to 5 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres around midday.
Swell
Southerly 3 to 5 metres, decreasing to 3 metres by early evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore in the early morning.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Wednesday 11 September
W
inds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Southerly 3 metres, tending southeasterly 2.5 to 3 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy

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