Swell fading but

Posted by: on February 15th, 2020

Hello Friends,

Saturday started with light wind and smaller but much cleaner swell. It’s still suitable for the more experienced riders though. Sets are head plus (and then some) at most exposed spots.

If you’re a beginner, watch conditions for awhile before you think of paddling out. There are still some pretty intense sets.

Oh, and the water is still looking ordinary. Plus there’s a lot of drifting stuff in the water. I saw a couple of trees along the Collaroy Narrabeen stretch yesterday and if you walk along the beach you’ll see lots of weed and sticks and other junk. So if you’re going in, be aware…

Tomorrow should be back to more typical waist to chest high conditions and right now the rest of the week kind of looks the same.

I’m planning to get out and about with the camera, so check back for a few snaps later.

Stepping into a pit at north Collaroy

Northy looking a bit cleaner than yesterday’s chaos

Much smaller at Longy this morning

Paddlers passing White Rock

Near the Pole at 0700

DY point


Weather Situation

Ex-Tropical Cyclone Uesi is currently located well southeast of Lord Howe Island, while a high pressure system lies to the south of the continent. The combination of these two systems is generating hazardous surf conditions and south to southeasterly winds along the New South Wales coast. Winds are expected to tend northeasterly by the start of next week as the ex-Tropical Cyclone moves further away towards New Zealand. The next cold front is expected mid-week.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight

Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending south to southeasterly in the early afternoon.
Around 1 metre.
East to southeasterly 2.5 to 3 metres, decreasing to 2 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm late this afternoon and evening.
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Sunday 16 February

South to southeasterly about 10 knots.
Below 1 metre.
Southeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Partly cloudy.

Monday 17 February

East to southeasterly about 10 knots.
Below 1 metre.
South to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.

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