Looks like a safe morning for the Fight for the Bight paddle-out at Manly just before noon today. Grab a board and be part of history! Anyway, if you were hoping for a surf beforehand, you’d better dial down the expectations pretty severely because it’s just about flat. The biggest wave I saw on this morning’s radio report run was maybe just into the knee high range. Not only is it really tiny, but it’s gutless too.
Although it doesn’t have much bearing on things, next tide is the low at around 1220. We’re going to a high of 25C along the coast today and it looks like being cloudy with maybe the odd little shower in the mix. Water’s nice though, Beachwatch said it was 21oC yesterday morning. Wind was light from the south at 9-10 kts early, but it should pick up a little later while coming around to the SE.
Outlook is for the small and weak conditions to last until midweek when we might see an uptick into the fun range around Wednesday. The swell is predicted to be out of the south and the wind will be too if they have it right, but it may not blow too hard. At this stage I’d be circling Wednesday morning at a south magnet.
Have a great Saturday and Fight for the Bight paddlers, I’ll see you at Manly around 1130 this morning.
A high pressure system lies over the northern Tasman Sea, while a weakening trough lies about the lower Mid North Coast. South to southeasterly winds lie to the south of the trough and north to northeasterly winds to the north. By Sunday, the trough is expected to have weakened, with the high promoting northerly winds along the coast till the next front brings a southerly change to southern and central parts on Tuesday.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots, turning southeasterly in the afternoon. Winds reaching up to 20 knots offshore during the morning.
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre in the late morning.
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.
Sunday 24 November
South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon. Winds inshore tending northwesterly around 10 knots in the late evening.
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 metre around midday.
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
Southerly around 1 metre.
Monday 25 November
North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening