Pretty much in line with expectations this morning, as the picture shows. So, you need to be super keen to get in. Wind was 13-17 kts south as of 0830, swell at sea was 2.25 metres from the SSE at 8 seconds apart. Wave faces along the beach were in the waist to shoulder high range on the bigger ones. But quality, as you can see, was not good.
The mighty Goat may be holed up with everyone else in Avalon, so we’re still waiting for his latest forecast to make its way to RealSurf HQ. Check back later for the words of surf wisdom!
Go well with your Friday, stay safe and pack the mask when you go out.
A high pressure system south of the Bight currently extends a ridge along the New South Wales coast, and is bringing southerly winds to the region. The high will drift slowly east during the next few days, and is expected to be over the Tasman Sea by Sunday. This movement will be accompanied by a gradual shift to east to northeasterly winds in most coastal areas on the weekend, before a trough generates a southerly change early next week.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Easterly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Southerly around 1 metre.
Saturday 9 January
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning east to northeasterly below 10 knots in the evening.
Around 1 metre.
Southeasterly 1.5 metres.
Sunday 10 January
Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres inshore during the afternoon or evening.
Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.