The Goat’s Surf Forecast and Other Stuff for this unusual Easter and School Hols

Posted by: on April 9th, 2020

The Goat’s Surf Forecast and Other Stuff for this unusual Easter and School Hols

Surf Forecast issued Thursday 9 April 2020: Seven day outlook for Sydney

First… Have a Happy Easter!

Second… A few funnies to set you in the mood…

  • I used to spin that toilet paper like I was on Wheel of Fortune. Now I turn it like I’m cracking a safe.
  • I need to practice social-distancing from the refrigerator.
  • Still haven’t decided where to go for Easter —– The Living Room or The Bedroom
  • every few days try your jeans on just to make sure they fit. Pajamas will have you believe all is well in the kingdom.
  • Homeschooling is going well. 2 students suspended for fighting and 1 teacher fired for drinking on the job.
  • I don’t think anyone expected that when we changed the clocks we’d go from Standard Time to the Twilight Zone
  • This morning I saw a neighbor talking to her cat. It was obvious she thought her cat understood her. I came into my house, told my dog….. we laughed a lot.
  • Quarantine Day 5: Went to this restaurant called THE KITCHEN. You have to gather all the ingredients and make your own meal. I have no clue how this place is still in business.
  • My body has absorbed so much soap and disinfectant lately that when I pee it cleans the toilet.
  • Day 5 of Homeschooling: One of these little monsters called in a bomb threat.
  • I’m so excited — it’s time to take out the garbage. What should I wear?
  • I hope the weather is good tomorrow for my trip to Puerto Backyarda. I’m getting tired of Los Livingroom.
  • Classified Ad: Single man with toilet paper seeks woman with hand sanitizer for good clean fun.
  • Day 6 of Homeschooling: My child just said “I hope I don’t have the same teacher next year”…. I’m offended.
  • Better 6 feet apart than 6 feet under.

Third… “Coronavirus Aus Gov msg: Stay home this Easter & help save lives. Only leave for what you really need + exercise, work, medical & care.  ” 

Hmm seems pretty clear.

Re this exercise thing…the government has said they don’t want people going on hols at Easter spreading the virus up and down the coast, so if you’re thinking maybe “surfing” in Sydney… then on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, the only place where some beaches aren’t currently closed, here’s the Council (and by inference Police) message if you haven’t seen it…

Northern Beaches Council closing beaches, restricting parking, until after the Easter long weekend

Monday, 6 April 2020

Manly Beach and Dee Why Beach will be closed from Tuesday morning following advice from NSW health authorities that both areas have become hotspots for community transmissions of COVID-19.

Effective from Tuesday 7 April, Dee Why Beach, Manly, Shelley Beach, North Steyne and Queenscliff beaches will be closed until after the Easter long weekend. The closures will be reviewed on Tuesday 14 April ahead of any decision to reopen them then.

In addition, all beach car parks on the Northern Beaches will be limited to 1 hour parking, from Tuesday 7 April.

Whilst all other beaches and reserves remain open at this time, they will also be closed if people do not observe social distancing rules, including no gatherings or loitering. The beaches are for exercise only.

Mayor Michael Regan said Council is following the advice of the Prime Minister, Premier and the Health Orders in maintaining public areas are open for exercise.

“The message has been pretty clear, stay at home unless you need to go out for essentials, work or exercise. It’s simply not right that some people are just not following the rules which is making it harder for others,” Mayor Regan said.

“Council’s Rangers, Lifeguards and staff along with Police are trying to ensure that everyone’s health and safety is protected here, so we are asking the community to help us keep our beaches and reserves open for exercise only and by doing the right thing here.

“If people continue to hang out and loiter, we will have no choice but to keep closing the beaches like we have been over the past few weeks.”

TG can tell you:

“loitering” includes lying on the beach and sunbaking, which is not being counted as “exercise”; and

The 1 hour parking signs say “No exceptions” Ie your NBC parking sticker won’t help you avoid a fine or worse if you’re from say Manly, DY or elsewhere headed for points north.

So what have you got left??

You’ve got the Sun in the morning and the Moon at night. 🙂

Sort of makes a surf forecast of academic interest for most people just at the moment, unless you can get to the beach to have a surf without driving or not park for more than an hour… But for the academics and others…>>>

Friday around 1 – 1+ metres

Saturday around 1 metre or less East

Sunday coming up at dead South spots -say around 2 metres, with wind

Monday going down around 1-1.5 metres

Tuesday dittoish

Wednesday  and dittoish

You’re not missing much anyway.

Can’t go away camping?? Put a tent up in your backyard or on your balcony and have some fun – whether you’ve got kids or not! 🙂 Take a walk around your block.. do some lying down paddling jump up and imagine you’re riding the best wave of your life!  Remember.. Eddie said. Just wait , Wave will come .

Happy Easter!.. Keep well..  Be kind to each other…Stay Safe.. Keep smiling.


Up in the Air

Still looks pretty from way up here

Cloud/surface composite, Australia satellite image of Australia at Thu Apr  9 07:30:00 2020

MSLP Analysis for Thu Apr  9 00:00:00 2020 AUTC


Down in the Sea

Water temp is around 21




Click to access tide-tables-2019-2020.pdf

Weather from the Bureau

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Shower or two.
Chance of any rain: 50% 

Sydney area

Cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers. Light winds.

Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 2:30 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 6 [High]

Friday 10 April

Min 17
Max 22
A few showers.
Possible rainfall: 5 to 10 mm
Chance of any rain: 80% 

Sydney area

Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers, most likely in the late morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and early evening. Winds north to northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending north to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the day.

Sun protection recommended from 9:20 am to 2:30 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 6 [High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
A few showers. Sydney 17 22
A few showers. Penrith 16 22
A few showers. Liverpool 16 21
A few showers. Terrey Hills 16 20
A few showers. Richmond 16 21
A few showers. Parramatta 15 21
A few showers. Campbelltown 15 21
A few showers. Bondi 18 21

Saturday 11 April

Min 15
Max 26
Becoming windy. Partly cloudy.
Chance of any rain: 10% 

Sydney area

Partly cloudy. Winds north to northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h turning westerly 30 to 45 km/h in the middle of the day.

Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 2:20 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 6 [High]

Sunday 12 April

Min 12
Max 21
Chance of any rain: 0% 

Sydney area

Sunny. Winds southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h tending southerly 15 to 20 km/h during the day.

Sun protection recommended from 9:10 am to 2:20 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 6 [High]

Monday 13 April

Min 13
Max 22
Mostly sunny.
Chance of any rain: 5% 

Sydney area

Mostly sunny. Light winds.

Tuesday 14 April

Min 14
Max 23
Chance of any rain: 10% 

Sydney area

Sunny. Light winds.

Wednesday 15 April

Min 14
Max 26
Mostly sunny.
Chance of any rain: 5% 

Sydney area

Sunny. Light winds.

Thursday 16 April

Min 16
Max 28
Mostly sunny.
Chance of any rain: 5% 

Sydney area

Mostly sunny. Light winds.

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