The swell may be a bit bigger compared to yesterday, but it was flat as a tack at Collaroy-Narrabeen at 0730 and only marginally bigger around at the better exposed Dee Why to Longy stretch. There were a couple of hopefuls near the lagoon entrance (which is shut following the swell), but it looked pretty junky, weak and sad. Down the beach at Kiddies it looks as though you could get the odd ankle to knee high bump. With luck it’ll come up a bit more during the day and maybe your favourite south magnet will have something to mess around in. I’d say you’d be doing well to find something in the waist high range.
Outlook is for tomorrow to be down a bit from whatever peak we get to swell-wise today. The ECM model is showing the remainder of the work week being small to near flat, while the Wavewatch 3 model is, as usual, a little more hopeful for tomorrow and Thursday morning, but then also predicts tiny after that. Wavewatch’s long range outlook currently is showing another burst of south energy on Monday-Tuesday. If they’re right, it’ll be very windy from the southerly quarters… so not getting too excited just yet.
For what it’s worth, swell at sea was around 2 metres at 10 seconds from 155° (SSE) and wind was out of the west at 9-10 kts with an air temp of 10C as of 0710. We should have a mostly sunny day with a high of 17C. First tide of the day is a high at 0840.
Have a great day and mask up!
A high pressure system over the Bight extends a ridge across New South Wales, while a trough moves away to the east. This high pressure system will remain the dominant feature in the region for the coming days as it gradually drifts east to reach the Tasman Sea by Friday.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore during the morning
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Southerly 2.5 to 3 metres.
Wednesday 22 July
Southerly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable below 10 knots in the afternoon.
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Southerly 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 2 metres around midday.
Thursday 23 July
West to northwesterly below 10 knots becoming easterly during the day.
Below 0.5 metres.
Southerly 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.