Light NNE breeze just before 0900 and there’s close to 2 metres of 9 second period dead south swell delivering chest plus sets for a Christmas week crowd in the 21C water. Tide is low at 1115 and by the time it’s back to high the Bureau tells us to expect NE wind and fading swell.
The Goat should be along later today with his Christmas and surf week to come forecast. Looks to me as though you won’t be particularly tempted to slope off to the beach for a wave tomorrow, but we’ll see what the maestro reckons.
Stay safe and mask up to protect others and yourself.
A low pressure system has developed well off the southern coast, and is currently moving quickly away to the east across the southern Tasman Sea. Onshore winds will continue across the coastline, tending from the south. A surge of stronger southerly winds will track up the coast on Friday as a high pressure ridge stretches to the northern coast, before shifting back to east to northeasterlies by the weekend.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Northerly about 10 knots becoming 10 to 15 knots in the morning then tending northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the late afternoon.
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Southeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Friday 25 December
North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots shifting southeasterly 15 to 25 knots early in the morning.
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Southeasterly around 1 metre, tending southerly 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.
Saturday 26 December
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning.
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.