South swell popped up overnight and the best exposures are seeing wave faces into the head plus range on the bigger sets. It’s pretty straight though. According to the latest data from the MHL buoy, the energy is coming from 160-162° with heights at sea averaging 2.4 metres and typical periods of 10 seconds. Wind was 10-12 kts by 0700 and a tide peaking at 0710 have combined to produce a textured surface and somewhat full looking faces. Wind should go SW soon and then swing SE this afternoon. So, the plan is to get in sooner rather than later. Ocean’s about 19C and weather should be sunny and a mild 21C.
Outlook as the Goat observes in his update forecast, is for the swell energy to stick around and even pick up a little tomorrow before fading again by Tuesday morning.
Get out there and have some fun !
Winds will remain predominantly south to southwesterly during the weekend in the wake of the southerly change this morning, then weaken before turning northerly and strengthens again early next week as a high pressure system over the Bight crosses New South Wales and moves into the Tasman Sea. Then the next cold front looks set to cross the New South Wales coastal waters between Tuesday and Wednesday, bringing the next southerly wind change.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots tending south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon then tending westerly 15 to 25 knots in the evening.
2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon.
Southerly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm this morning.
Sunday 10 November
Strong Wind Warning for Sunday for Sydney Coast
Westerly 20 to 30 knots, tending southerly 15 to 20 knots in the early afternoon.
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Southerly 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 3 metres around midday.
Monday 11 November
South to southwesterly about 10 knots becoming north to northwesterly during the morning then tending north to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots during the day.
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.