Windy, messy, lumpy, grey

Posted by: on March 27th, 2020

Hello Friends,

First order of the day, wash hands, check temp for day 12 of self-isolation. All good. Fire up the coffee, flick on the news, grab the camera and climb aloft for a couple of snaps. High overcast, wind ESE 10-15 kt and the ocean looks like it too – dull, choppy and bumpy but there are junky, sectiony chest plus sets at the point and along the beach. Out at sea it’s 2.3 metres at 9 seconds from 131°. Tide is coming into the high at 1100. Water is rated as clean and 22C by Beachwatch.

Earlier I posted some text from the ABC website, but it is highly likely that the advice in question will soon change given the following remarks from the Premier of NSW.

Ms Berejiklian says people should not go outside unless they “absolutely have to”.

She said containing COVID-19 at this stage meant “we are better off in the next few weeks and months”.

“It is up to all of us to come together to do our part and deal with the disease at this critical stage,” she said.

re: exercise, ABC News’ website published the following on Tuesday

Exercise outdoors, while you still can
If you’re not self-isolating or unwell, the experts agree you and your family can still go outside to exercise at this stage.

But you must practise social distancing, keep up good hygiene practices, and wash your hands when you get home.

This advice may change in the event of widespread community transmission of this coronavirus, said Adam Kamradt-Scott, an expert in the spread and control of infectious diseases at the University of Sydney.

So walking, cycling and running are still on the menu, as are outdoor sports like golf and tennis although you’ll likely find your local golf course or tennis club will have implemented extra hygiene measures to abide by.

Messy looking at 0830

Sets very sectiony

Shorey stands one up

In response to new measures introduced by the State Government that limit the number of people on any beach to 500, some beaches and harbour pools are closed until further notice. This is to encourage appropriate social distancing (1.5m between people) and to reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Please contact councils for local beach conditions.

So, your correspondent will remain on the exercise sidelines until Monday morning. Of course by then the instructions could change.

Keep safe and remember if you stay home, you’re staying away from the virus. The more you move about, the better the chance you have of finding it.

Weather Situation
A high pressure system near Tasmania is lowly moving east across the southern Tasman Sea, while a low pressure trough lingers off the northern coast of New South Wales. This pattern is directing south to southeasterly winds along the coastal waters, which are expected to tend more northeasterly across the weekend as the high moves further east and a cold front approaches from the west. This front is expected to bring a southerly change to New South Wales waters during the first half of next week.

Forecast for Friday until midnight
Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
1st Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
2nd Swell
East to southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Saturday 28 March
Winds
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending east to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the morning.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.
Sunday 29 March
Winds
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning northerly during the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.

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