Rained overnight but the showers abated around 0600 as a light NNE breeze perked up. Out at sea the waverider buoy data was showing 1.5 metres of 8-second NE wind bump and that was translating to, well, not much of anything where Dee Why was concerned. It’s not absolutely flat, but you’re going to need to be very patient. Wave faces were in the knee to maybe waist high range and energy level looked to be what you’d expect given the period. Take the mal or the fish and who knows, maybe you’ll jag a soft little bump of some sort.
40 people in the water at the north end of Curly where swell was most focused. Typical NE wind bump, with occasional shoulder high wave faces momentarily making things interesting among the generally weak and fat conditions.
A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea is extending a ridge to the northern New South Wales coast today, while a low pressure trough lies over the state’s west. This combination is directing fresh to strong north to northeasterly winds over most coastal waters. The trough is expected to bring a southerly change to southern parts of the coast early Friday, extending through central and northern areas on Saturday. Following this, a new high is forecast to develop over the western Tasman Sea during Sunday, before the next trough and southerly change early in the new week.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots. Winds tending west to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Easterly below 1 metre, tending northeasterly 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Partly cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Saturday 14 November
West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning south to southwesterly early in the morning, then tending southeasterly in the afternoon, becoming northeasterly in the evening.
Around 1 metre.
Northeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Sunday 15 November
North to northeasterly around 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots during the morning then becoming northeasterly 15 to 25 knots during the afternoon.
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Northeasterly around 1 metre.