Waves for Tuesday morning

Posted by: on December 24th, 2019

Hello Friends,

Swell picked up yesterday and toward evening when I checked it, there were head high plus sets at the best exposures. This morning looks to be less consistent but as of 0500, the 1.6 m SSE swell was packing some 16-17 second component, so although I didn’t catch any when I took the pictures, I’d expect the odd shoulder plus. Surface conditions were relatively smooth but quite lumpy and bumpy thanks to the overnight NE wind. It was 4-5 kts ENE at 0820, but as the forecast below indicates, it’ll pick up before long and surf options will contract to the north ends.

Tide was a 1.8 m high at 0735 and is now dropping to the low at 1415. The day will warm up to a high of 26 along the coast and we can expect it to be partly cloudy with a 50% chance of light percipitation. Water quality should be fine and temp is now around the 21C mark.

The lumpy bumpy conditions look like sticking around for Christmas day and on into the week, although the juicier long period stuff will likely fade out over the next 24 hours, leaving us with soft, messy conditions.

Have a fun Christmas eve, and expect a late report tomorrow!

 

Folk up the beach waiting for a set

Waist to chest on the sets at the point 0800

 

Weather Situation
A weakening trough lies over northeast New South Wales, while a high pressure system is moving slowly across the southern Tasman Sea. This high will remain dominant in the region during the next few days promoting northeasterly winds across the coastal waters, apart from weak southerly changes that are expected over southern waters on Christmas Eve and Boxing Day.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Winds
Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending easterly early in the morning and increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
1st Swell
Southerly 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.
Caution
Surf conditions in the morning may be more powerful than they appear and are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Wednesday 25 December
Winds
Easterly 15 to 20 knots turning northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Thursday 26 December
Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

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