Swell popped up yesterday evening and this morning sees the numbers lining up with what the models predicted, that is 2.3-3 metres at 11-12 seconds from the SSE (152°). There were folk in the water from the point to as far up the beach toward the Pole as I can see from the crows nest. Wave faces look to be in the chest to head and a bit range and for school holidays, it doesn’t look super crowded.
Weather is sunny and heading to a high of 18C – just like the water. Tide is high at 0910 and back to low at 1440. The swell should stick around at about the current intensity, with maybe a slight decline by dark.
Have a top old Monday everyone and don’t be slacking off on the handwashing, distance maintaining, cough hiding and not face touching. Virtually all of us are just as vulnerable to the virus as the day it arrived and there are no cures, nor any vaccine.
A strong high pressure system is expected to drift slowly across the state from the west, and looks set to become the dominant feature in the region through the coming week. The next significant weather system looks to pass over the state by the weekend.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots during the day.
1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Southerly 2 to 3 metres.
Tuesday 7 July
South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
1 to 1.5 metres.
Southerly 2 metres.
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.
Wednesday 8 July
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming easterly below 10 knots during the evening.
Around 1 metre, decreasing below 0.5 metres during the afternoon.
Southerly 2 to 2.5 metres.