Sunny skies, light and variable breezes, low tide at 0850 and high at 1535, plus 1.3 metres of 9-second SE swell meant magnet spots were seeing the odd waist high set or even a touch bigger. But it was inconsistent and close to flat between sets. So, you can get wet, but just take a buoyant water toy to play.
On a schedule so will leave it there. Check back later for the mighty Goat’s weekend surf forecast!
A high pressure system over southeastern Australia extending a ridge across the northern Tasman Sea. Coastal winds will increase across the south on Thursday ahead of a cold front, which is expected 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 Thursday until midnight
Variable about 10 knots becoming west to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day.
Below 1 metre.
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Friday 28 August
Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Sydney Coast
Northwesterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds shifting south to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the morning.
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres later in the evening.
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 2 to 4 metres around midday.
Saturday 29 August
West to southwesterly about 10 knots tending west to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning then turning northerly during the day.
Around 1 metre.
Southerly 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.