Lumpy and smooth on Sunday morning

Posted by: on February 21st, 2021

Hello Friends,

Swell is down slightly from yesterday, but still coming from the east at 1.6 metres with a period of 9-10 seconds. Wind before 0900 was out of the SSW at about 4-5 kts. As the pictures show, there were a fair number of people in the water at the point and along the beach. From where people are sitting, I’d expect sets to be in the shoulder high range, but that said, it may be quite a wait between sets. Quality looked to be ok, but nothing amazing. If Sunday’s your window of opportunity, I’d go for a look.

Tide is dropping to the 0.7 m low tide at 1100. It was spitty when I grabbed the pics and we could see anywhere from 5-15mm of rain as we head to a high of 28C.  Water is on 23C according to Beachwatch. Water quality could be suss near the lagoon exits, particularly when the tide’s around low.

Tomorrow is looking kind of interesting. Swell’s expected to get into the 2-3 metre range from the east and the wind should be S-SW and light for the early session. Here’s hoping!

Lot of waiting around  at the point

Lumpy peak up the beach

Weather Situation
A broad low pressure trough lies off the northern New South Wales coast, with a low pressure embedded within it that is forecast to deepen later today. This allows for south to southeasterly winds to strengthen through northern and central parts with strong winds and large waves possible for today and Monday. The southern parts remain northeasterly due to a high that is pulling away and tend southerly from Monday and strengthen to strong winds.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore. Winds tending south to southeasterly during the day.
1 to 1.5 metres.
Easterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Monday 22 February
South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots, increasing to 15 to 20 knots offshore. Winds increasing to 15 to 25 knots in the afternoon.
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Easterly 2 to 3 metres.
Partly cloudy.
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Tuesday 23 February
Southerly 20 to 30 knots.
2 to 2.5 metres.
1st Swell
Easterly 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the afternoon.
2nd Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.

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