Smooth little bumps for the unconfined

Posted by: on March 24th, 2020

Hello Friends,
Day 9 of recent arrival self-isolation for your correspondent. Thanks to the high tide at 0920, conditions were lumpy and fat. But there were waves in the waist high range. Wind was light NW early, so surface conditions were glassy. Out at sea the swell was 1.9 metres at 15 seconds from 155° (SSE).
It’s misting right now at RealSurf HQ, so I’ll have to post a pic from the crows nest when it lifts.
A head’s up re the site. I’m playing around with a new, faster-loading look, so I’ll be testing on the live site from time to time.
Stay safe, wash those hands, cough into those elbows, stop touching your faces, maintain distance and prepare to be on lockdown because it’s more likely than not headed our way.
Weather Situation
A ridge of high pressure is extending along the coast in the wake of a cold front. Mid-week a trough over inland New South Wales is forecast to shift east, bringing a southerly change to southern and central waters on Wednesday, and continuing through to the north on Thursday.

Lion Island on a cloudy morning

Waves at the point and along the beach at 0900

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Winds
Easterly 10 to 15 knots tending northeasterly early in the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy.
Wednesday 25 March
Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending northwesterly in the morning, then shifting south to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.
Thursday 26 March
Winds
Southerly 20 to 25 knots decreasing to 15 to 20 knots during the morning then turning southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
1st Swell
Southerly 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

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