South east swell at 2 metres and 11 seconds apart with no wind, sunny skies and the start of a holiday weekend is adding up to going off. Very consistent when I first checked about 0730 and tremendously crowded at the point. I’m calling the conditions 9/10 for waves. But, no matter where you get in, you won’t be lonely today.
Swell is going full tilt and while I watched it seemed overhead sets were turning up frequently. It’s going to be intense in the water at the magnet spots today.
Wind call is for it to go SW and the W and the Bureau tells us the swell still has some way to go before peaking tomorrow morning.
Be patient, be careful and don’t paddle out if you’re not an experienced surfer – this isn’t an ordinary day.
Yeah, I’ll be out and about with the camera today, so wave hi if ya see me!
A southerly change associated with a cold front crossing the southern Tasman Sea will develop on New South Wales south coast later today extending to to Sydney Waters overnight and to the far north coast during Saturday morning. Behind the change a high pressure ridge will develop over the western Tasman Sea by Sunday.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning westerly 15 to 20 knots in the morning. Winds reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the late evening.
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore by early evening.
Southeasterly 2 to 3 metres.
Large and powerful surf conditions in the evening are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Saturday 19 April
Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds decreasing to about 10 knots in the evening.
2 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Southeasterly 2.5 to 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 2.5 to 3 metres during the afternoon.
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Sunday 20 April
Variable about 10 knots becoming southwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
Below 1 metre.
Southerly 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning.