Last Friday of 2013 and it seems there are a few small waves to be had. Before 0900 it was nearly 30 at RealSurf HQ – even though the high is only supposed to be 26.
I’d be getting on it ASAP because the Bureau says the swell’s gonna drop by midday and that the wind should be onshore soon. So kudos to those who got down to the beach early. They got the waist plus little sets coming into the beach and the knee to waist-ish sets at the point.
Tide is low at 0930 and then comes in less than a metre to a high at 1515.
Outlook is for a NEr by this afternoon.
Looks as though we’re in for some strong southerly action on Sunday. Between now and then there should be little SE to east wind swell of some sort or other and NE wind. I’m hoping that by Monday late morning or so, the wind will be light and that we’ll have some residual south to SE wind swell to play with.
Have yourself a fun Friday!
A low pressure trough in the far northeast moves over the Tasman Sea today followed by a weak high pressure ridge extending over the western Tasman Sea associated with moderate east to northeasterly winds. This weak ridge dominates the circulation on Saturday, with northerly winds strengthening ahead of another trough approaching from the west. This trough moves over coastal NSW on Sunday followed by vigorous southerly wind as a high pressure ridge extends over NSW into the new week.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending east to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late morning.
Around 1 metre.
Easterly 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre around midday.
Saturday 28 December
Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Sydney Coastal Waters
North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots in the evening.
1 to 1.5 metres.
East to northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre before dawn, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore around midday.
Sunday 29 December
Northerly 20 to 30 knots shifting southerly during the morning then tending southeasterly 15 to 25 knots during the afternoon.
2 to 3 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres during the evening.
East to northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.