Thursday started out with the sun peeping over horizon under a high overcast sky. Wind was coming lightly from the SE and as the pictures show, that meant a textured surface for the small crew of keen types hunting about for a knee high bump at Dee Why. Tide was high at 0600 and will be back to low just before noon. The cloudiness is set to be a feature of Thursday as we head to a high of 18C. The light onshore conditions should stick around all day. Swell at sea was 1.6 m at 11 seconds from the south. Water temp is still on 20C.
I’m not seeing any immediate improvement to our surf prospects, but the Goat will be along later today with his expert take, so I’m hoping he’ll see something interesting for the week ahead.
Have a great day everybody!
A strong high pressure system over the western Tasman Sea extends a ridge along the New South Wales coast. This ridge will remain the dominant feature until Saturday, when it will weaken as a cold front approaches from the west. A west to southwesterly change will accompany the passage of the front during Sunday, tending more southerly early in the new week as a low pressure system develops offshore.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning easterly below 10 knots during the morning.
Below 1 metre.
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Friday 19 June
North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Around 1 metre.
Southerly around 1 metre.
Easterly around 1 metre.
Saturday 20 June
Northerly 15 to 20 knots.
1 to 1.5 metres.
Southeasterly around 1 metre.