Sunny skies, light NW wind but out at sea the swell is still only 0.8 metres at 11 seconds from 175°. As the pictures show, there were a few hopefuls along the beach, but not at the point. Tide is coming into a moderate 1.5 m at 0900. It should be mostly sunny with a positively summery high of 28C. Water is 22C.
The ever reliable Goat rolled out his usual Thursday evening look-ahead at surf prospects last night and as always I commend his expert thoughts to you.
Go well, stay safe, keep your distance and wash your hands!
By Order of the Federal Government, our beaches are open for exercise only – surfing, swimming, running and walking. Beaches will be closed due to unsafe conditions and or mass gatherings. All pools are closed at this time.
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If people are sunbaking or gathering on the beach, they will be asked to move along by our lifeguards, rangers or the police.
Due to the risk of Coronavirus and acting on direction of NSW and Federal Governments, Council has closed many public areas. View the latest updates on the evolving situation with Coronavirus (COVID-19).
In addition, it is against the law to gather with more than two people in public, except:
- for members of the same household
- where the gathering is essential for work or education
- If you go out, stay 1.5 metres away from other people at all times.
The rules are also now enforceable and Police are issuing fines of $1000 for individuals and $5000 for companies. These are difficult circumstances and we appreciate your patience and understanding.
A cold front is skimming past southern New South Wales today, while a ridge of high pressure lies over the north. This ridge will remain the dominant feature until Sunday, when the next cold front and associated trough sweep across from the west. Behind this, a new high is forecast to drift overhead during the first half of next week.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting southeasterly in the afternoon.
Around 1 metre.
Southerly below 1 metre.
Saturday 25 April
Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon then tending northerly in the evening.
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by evening.
Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Sunday 26 April
North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning westerly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
1 to 1.5 metres.
Northeasterly below 1 metre.