A cool NNW breeze was ruffling the surface at Dee Why as tiny lines courtesy of a 1.6 m, 8-second SSE wind swell showed at the point and Kiddies. It looked to be in the knee to maybe waist high range, but there were only a tiny number of hopefuls in the water, so I didn’t see anyone catch one. Tide is currently dropping to the low at 1030. It’ll be back to the high at 1650.
The NW breeze should pick up during the morning before swinging NE in the afternoon. From the look of the swell prediction models and the MHL data, the little pulse last night will gradually fade as the day goes along. And then both the ECM and Wavewatch models show it staying tiny and short period until around Saturday afternoon when they both project a south influx that should increase our surf options through Monday. They’re both projecting dead south with average periods hovering around the 10-sec mark, so choices will be likely be limited to south magnets.
Have a good one!
A ridge of high pressure over northern New South Wales will bring a return to northerly winds over the northern waters, while a series of passing fronts over the southern half bring about the occasional west to southwest change until the weekend when a more significant cold front extends southerly winds throughout.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning north to northeasterly in the early afternoon. Winds reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the evening.
Around 1 metre.
Southerly around 1 metre.
Thursday 7 November
Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Sydney Coast
Northerly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the late morning. Winds shifting west to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon.
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon.
Easterly below 1 metre.
Friday 8 November
West to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning north to northeasterly below 10 knots during the day then tending northwest to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Southerly below 1 metre.