A 1.59m high tide at 0745 was swamping a little 1.3 m 9-second SE swell, but there definitely seems to be the prospect of the odd rideable one when the knee-plus to waist-ish high sets turn up. Dee Why was attracting a few folks to the beach break options, but the point hadn’t drawn any takers when I grabbed the snaps. Water’s on 18C and it should be mostly sunny with a high around 27C.
Not sure what the Goat’s going to see in the entrails, but it looks like today’s little bumps may persist… so check back this afternoon for his dose of surf wisdom.
Stay safe, take the mask and go well with your Thursday!
A strong high pressure system over the southern Tasman Sea is extending a ridge to the northern New South Wales coast. This will bring a gradual shift to northerly winds in most coastal areas on Thursday, before the next trough and southerly change affects southern and central parts of the coast on Friday. Following this, a new high looks set to develop over the Tasman Sea during the weekend, with winds once again shifting northerly.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
North to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the morning. Winds reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the late evening.
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday.
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then tending southerly around 1 metre around midday.
Easterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore around midday.
Friday 16 October
Northerly 15 to 25 knots shifting southerly in the morning then tending southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the evening.
1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres around midday.
Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then tending east to northeasterly around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Saturday 17 October
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning north to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots during the day.
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Southerly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the afternoon.
Easterly around 1 metre.