Grey, glassy and small early

Posted by: on October 17th, 2020

Hello Friends,

Surprisingly surfable looking little knee to waist-plus glassy peaks all over the place this morning. The incoming tide was beginning to swamp them and the short period nature of the swell means there’s not a lot of power, so you’ll want to take your floatiest surf tool to get the most out of the conditions.

Swell at sea was around the 1.3 metre mark at 6-7 seconds from the SE and the breeze was coming lightly from the NW at 2-3 kts as of 0630. Tide was on the way in to a swampy 1.8 metre high at 0915. Skies were solidly overcast and there’s a 50% chance of a shower later. The day is set to warm up to 26C. Water is on 19C and Beachwatch says quality is good everywhere along Sydney’s beaches.

Longy crew chasing bumps

Soft set at Longy

Near the pole

Knee to waist at Northy

Little peaks at Surfrider Gardens

Far north Collaroy peak

Weather Situation
Northerly winds are forecast to increase today ahead of the passage of a trough that will bring a southerly change to southern parts of the coast late this evening. This southerly change will then continue north, reaching the northern coast on Monday.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Winds
North to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 25 knots in the afternoon. Winds may briefly turn south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the late evening
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres around midday.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 50% chance of showers this evening. The chance of a thunderstorm later tonight.
Sunday 18 October
Strong Wind Warning for Sunday for Sydney Coast
Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming north to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots before dawn then shifting south to southeasterly 20 to 30 knots in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore.
Swell
East to northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Monday 19 October
Winds
South to southeasterly 15 to 25 knots, decreasing to 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
1st Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

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