Backed off but not gone

Posted by: on August 26th, 2020

Hello Friends,
Waves have faded back pretty much in line with expectations, but there were definitely still a few fun looking sets left in the mix as the morning got started. A shoulder high set came into the point as I was taking the pictures. The beach breaks looked to be in the waist high range.
Swell at sea is 1.6 metres at 9-10 seconds from 161°. Low tide was at 0745 and will be back to a 1.6 m high at 1425. Weather should be sunny with light winds as we head to a high of 18C. Ocean temperature is sitting on 17C.
The Goat will be along with his weekend outlook tomorrow so as always I’ll be keen to see his take, but for now it looks to me from the models as though we should have at least surfable size waves at the better exposures. The swell direction’s gone a little more to the southeast since yesterday morning and the average period is still hanging in there. With luck this pattern will persist into next week.
Go well, mask up inside public spaces and have a great Wednesday.


Weather Situation
A high pressure system over southeastern Australia is extending a ridge across New South Wales, causing fresh southerly winds to ease along the coast today. Winds are forecast to increase across the south on Thursday ahead of a cold front, which looks set to bring a strong southerly change to much of the New South Wales coast during Friday. On the weekend, winds will tend northerly as the high pressure system reaches the Tasman Sea and another cold front approaches from the west.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Winds
South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the early afternoon then becoming north to northeasterly in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, decreasing below 0.5 metres by early evening.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres later in the evening.
Weather
Mostly sunny.
Thursday 27 August
Winds
North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending west to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the late afternoon and evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Sunny.
Friday 28 August
Winds
Westerly 15 to 20 knots shifting south to southwesterly during the day then becoming southeasterly about 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the evening.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

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