Tiny and sideshore under showery skies

Posted by: on April 30th, 2020

Hello Friends,

Spitty little showers passing through with more on the way apparently. Not much on the surf front at Dee Why.

As of 0730, the swell at sea was 1.7 m at 8 seconds from the NE. Wind was NNE at 6-8 kts.. First tide of the day was the low at 0750. High is at 1355. Ocean temp was still 22C. Skies were mostly overcast with the occasional sprinkle. Showers are expected throughout the day. It should get to 23C.

Did the Manly run…

(Above) Curly looking soft and lumpy but into the chest high range on sets

NE windswell at Curly 0900

Reasonably consistent at Curly

Scrappy and tiny from Dee Why to Long Reef

Kiddies

Waited a long time for this little bump

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Weather Situation
A strong cold front is approaching New South Wales from the west. Most of the coastal waters are seeing fresh to strong northerly winds ahead of the front. The front is expected to bring a gusty change to the southern coast early today, continuing through central and northern parts this afternoon and evening. Following this, windy conditions are forecast to remain in many coastal areas through to the weekend as a deep low develops near Tasmania and a new high pushes across from the west.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Northerly 20 to 30 knots shifting southwesterly 25 to 30 knots in the early afternoon then tending westerly 20 to 30 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
2 to 3 metres.
1st Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Friday 1 May
Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Westerly 15 to 25 knots tending west to northwesterly 25 to 30 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Saturday 2 May
Winds
West to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres offshore.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

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