Waves around

Posted by: on February 12th, 2020

Hello Friends,

Checked Collaroy and Long Reef this morning around 0800 and there are definitely waves in the shoulder to head plus range to be had. Swell’s coming mainly from the SE out at sea but looks more east along the beach. It’s about 9 seconds apart. Out at sea it was averaging 1.8 metres as of 0600. While you didn’t have to wait long for sets, you did have to be lucky to find a section. I watched a group just south of Marquesas for some time and didn’t see anyone catch a wave until the bloke in today’s hero pic paddled south and found a makeable one. Same deal at Longy. Not a lot of people in the water, but although they had size, waves were mostly shutting down. Still, if you’re in the water long enough, you’re getting a wave this morning. You might also be getting a skin or respiratory souvenir as well from the murky, polluted looking water.

High tide’s a swampy 1.9 metres at 1130, then it drains out to very low 0.2 m at 1800. Lots of movement on that front today.

Bureau says we can expect SE onshores as the day gets going. Early risers got the clean conditions I’d say. Prospects look reasonable size waves right through the weekend. The Wavewatch model is predicting a kick up in size for Saturday as we feel the influence of a low moving out of the Coral sea toward the north coast. Could be into the 3 metre, 13 second range. ECM’s a bit less hopeful on the size front, but both models are predicting light offshores for the morning session. Hope the water’s a bit better looking…

Have a great Wednesday!

 

Rider scores one at north Collaroy

Brief section at Longy 0800

Heading south of the lagoon at Longy

Near The Pole

 

 

Weather Situation

A high pressure system centred near New Zealand is directing east to northeasterly winds onto the New South Wales coast. Today a southerly change will affect southern and central parts of the coast, associated with a cold front passing to the south. This change is expected to decay during Thursday as the high pressure system and northeasterly winds once again become dominant. Meanwhile, Tropical Cyclone Uesi, currently located near New Caledonia, is expected to take a southwards track over the coming days. This system is currently not expected to directly impact New South Wales, however, it may bring periods of increased surf and southeast to southwesterly winds to parts of the coast from Friday, depending on its movement.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots, increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the evening. Winds inshore tending southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the day.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Easterly around 2 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Thursday 13 February

Winds
Easterly 15 to 20 knots tending northeasterly in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
Swell
East to northeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Friday 14 February

Winds
East to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning southeasterly during the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Northeasterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm

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