Lumpy and choppy this morning at Dee Why and looking as slow as an American electoral count too. There were folks in the water along the beach toward No Mans and at the point and sets looked to be in the waist to chest high range with the odd plus in the mix. Out at sea swell was 2 metres at 9 seconds from 160° with some 6-7 sec sea on top of it. Wind was out of the SSE at 7-10 kts and it may pick up a little as well as going more south on what promises to be a mostly cloudy day with a high of 19C. Tide is coming off the low at 0755 as it heads back to high at 1425. While surf conditions are ho-hum, Beachwatch reports that water is 19C and quality is good everywhere on the Northern Beaches with the possible exception of Longy (because the lagoon opened).
Outlook according to both the ECM and Wavewatch models for a pretty small surf week ahead. With luck, there’ll be enough energy to make it worth jumping in most mornings.
The surf may be so-so but your correspondent is one of those American-born folk feeling rather relieved and buoyed by the prospect of a new president in January. With luck the new administration will be able to follow in Australia’s footsteps on the pandemic response front. And maybe it can go the other way on climate ambition.
Go well with your Sunday one and all!
A strong high pressure system near Tasmania is extending a ridge across New South Wales, and is pushing southerly winds over coastal waters today. Winds will gradually shift east to northeasterly during the next few days as the high drifts slowly east across the Tasman Sea.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
- Southerly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the middle of the day.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
- Southerly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Monday 9 November
- East to southeasterly about 10 knots.
- Below 1 metre.
- Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Tuesday 10 November
- Northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
- Around 1 metre.
- Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
- Partly cloudy.