A beautiful morning along the beaches this morning. As the pictures show, east swell magnet spots were turning the 0.9 m 7-second wind bump into knee to waist high wave faces. Surface conditions were clean ahead of the northerly wind later today. Tide hits low at 0910, so at least there should be a little extra push across the late morning. The Bureau says the swell will turn south east later, but it’ll be fading. Should be sunny and 22C today. Water is on 18C and pretty much everywhere in Sydney is looking clean.
The ECM and Wavewatch swell models are telling us not to expect much of anything tomorrow. The work week outlook from both models is for no real surf prospects Mon-Tuesday, but there they diverge as the ECM sees Wednesday staying flat, while Wavewatch projects a slight uptick midweek at east magnets. So not great in the near term, but at least there’s something slightly hopeful around midweek.
Go well with your Saturday one and all. And take that mask for occasions when you can’t maintain distance.
A strong high pressure system over the southern Tasman Sea currently extends a ridge along the New South Wales coast, maintaining northeast to southeasterly winds in most areas. A weak trough looks set to bring a brief southerly change to the southern coast today, with another trough and southerly change to affect southern and central parts of the coast later Sunday or Monday.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Northerly 15 to 25 knots.
1 to 2 metres.
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending southeasterly below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Sunday 13 September
North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds tending west to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day then becoming southwest to northwesterly about 10 knots in the late afternoon or early evening.
1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Monday 14 September
Westerly winds about 10 knots turning south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning, becoming east to southeasterly around 10 knots during the day.
Below 1 metre.
Southerly around 1 metre.