Grey skies and tiny waves

Posted by: on April 7th, 2020

Hello Friends,

Grey start to the day along the beaches. Wind was coming from WSW at 6-7 kts when I grabbed this morning’s snaps a little after 0700. The buoy data was showing 1.6 metres 6 seconds from 170° (S by SSE) and it looked to be around the knee high mark on the little set waves turning up along the beach.

Maintain distance everybody, even when you’re walking along the beach or sitting near others in the water. The virus needs proximity to get into you, or it needs your help to transfer it from a surface it’s landed on to your nose, eyes or mouth. So wash those hands frequently. Let’s stop this thing.

Stay at home rules

You must stay at home, unless you are going to:

  • work (where you can’t work remotely)
  • school or an educational institution
  • shop for food and essentials
  • get medical care or supplies
  • exercise.

You may only leave home with a reasonable excuse, including to

  • avoid injury or illness or escape a risk of harm
  • deal with emergencies or on compassionate grounds
  • access childcare
  • provide care or assistance (including personal care) to a vulnerable person or to provide emergency assistance
  • attend a wedding (limited to a total of 5 people) or funeral (limited to a total of 10 people, excluding the person/s necessary to conduct the funeral e.g. funeral director)
  • move to a new place of residence, or between your different places of residence (a holiday is not an acceptable reason)
  • donate blood
  • undertake legal obligations
  • access social services, employment services, services provided to victims (including as victims of crime), domestic violence services, and mental health services
  • continue existing arrangements for access to, and contact between, parents and children for children who do not live in the same household as their parents or one of their parents
  • if you are a priest, minister of religion or member of a religious order, go to a place of worship or to provide pastoral care.

A few folk in the water at 0715

Hanging out up the beach

Trying to catch one

Weather Situation
A high pressure system over the Bight is extending a ridge across New South Wales, with winds along coastal waters easing. Winds are expected to slowly shift easterly then northeasterly by the end of the week, as the high pressure system slowly drifts over the Tasman Sea. A strong cold front is forecast to cross New South Wales later Friday and during Saturday, strengthening winds over coastal waters and bringing another south to southwesterly change to the region.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots turning south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres in the evening.
2nd Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.
Caution
Surf conditions in the evening 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 8 April
Winds
South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% 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.
Thursday 9 April
Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning east to northeasterly below 10 knots during the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

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