Last night’s south change leaves us with a small, messy south swell and 9-13 kts of SSE wind along the beaches. At optimal exposures such as Dee Why, conditions are junky but definitely surfable. Set wave faces looked to be in the waist to shoulder high range. The MHL buoy was seeing 1.8 metres at 11 seconds from 162°.
Wind is set to come around to the NE later today, but not to weaken. On the other hand, the Bureau says the waves should pick up a little more during the day.
Tide is a swampy 1.78 m high at 1125. It’ll be back to low a little after 1800. We should see a high around 24C today and Beachwatch’s latest says water’s still 19C and quality is good.
Surf outlook is pretty typical for this time of year, ie mostly around the waist high mark at surfable spots, but blown out by mid morning. Tomorrow morning might see a little bump in the north corners, but the rest of the week is looking fairly ho-hum.
Get out there if you can and have yourself a top old Saturday!
A high pressure system south of the Bight will slowly move east over the coming days while extending a ridge across parts of New South Wales. At the same time, a number of troughs will move through parts of the coast: one bringing a southerly change to the north coast today, another bringing a resurgence of south to southeasterly winds to the coast on Sunday, and yet another ushering a southerly change to the southern and central coast on Tuesday.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds turning east to northeasterly in the late afternoon and evening.
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Sunday 17 November
Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning southerly 15 to 20 knots in the late morning then tending southeasterly 15 to 25 knots in the late afternoon.
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.
Monday 18 November
Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon then tending northerly during the evening.
1 to 1.5 metres.
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.