Well, whadya know? More waves for us today. Still looking pretty scrappy and raw, but set wave faces were in the chest to maybe head high range at the point and up the beach toward No Mans.
Wind was SW 10-15kts when I took the pictures and the MHL buoy report from 0600 was showing 3.3 metres at 10 seconds from the SSE (156-160°). As you can see, the ocean is still pretty lumpy and disorganised looking, so quality isn’t all time. But, at least for the early, the skies were partly cloudy and the 18C water deemed safe for swimming by Beachwatch.
The Goat should be along with his weekly outlook later today, so be sure to check back for his words of wisdom. I’m quietly hopeful fwiw.
Also, a shout out to Jason Falinski MP who is the Member for Mackellar. A few weeks ago a group of us from Citizens Climate Lobby Australia had the opportunity to speak with Jason about joining a non-partisan Parliamentary Friends of Climate group which we believe can help government to get moving while there’s still time. So I was really stoked to see this item on the Guardian website today:
Several Liberal MPs have signed on to a crossbench-led climate action committee, as the parliament’s independents attempt to take partisan politics out of the nation’s climate policies.
Tim Wilson, Dave Sharma, Jason Falinski, Katie Allen, Angie Bell and Trent Zimmerman are among the Liberal MPs to sign up to the Parliamentary Friends of Climate Action group, along with Labor’s Ged Kearney and Josh Burns as well as Adam Bandt from the Greens and Andrew Wilkie.
Established by Rebekha Sharkie and Kerryn Phelps late last year, the independent Helen Haines has stepped into Phelps’ role as co-chair, with Zali Steggall to serve as deputy chair. Sharkie has pushed for a cohesive climate policy since her election, while both Haines and Steggall vowed to make climate action a priority in their campaigns.
This is good news – and on that happy note, have yourself a great day!
A low pressure system over the Tasman Sea, in combination with a high in the Bight, is directing fresh to strong southerly winds along the New South Wales coast today. Conditions are expected to ease tonight and Thursday as the low weakens and moves away, allowing the high to become dominant. By Friday the high should be over the southern Tasman Sea, with coastal winds becoming more easterly in most areas.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Southerly 15 to 20 knots turning southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
1 to 1.5 metres.
Southerly 2 metres.
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.
Friday 11 October
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Around 1 metre.
Southeasterly 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers.
Saturday 12 October
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Southeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers.