Small south swell showing this morning and although skies were overcast, the wind was light and if you were in the right spot you could score a waist high set – or better.
The wind should come up soon though. According to the Bureau, we should see 15-20 kts of NE’r later this morning. So, south swell/NE wind spots that don’t mind high tide are your best shot.
Tomorrow the NE’r is expected to be going harder and the swell is set to have backed off overnight. So it may be kinda marginal. From around Thursday onward though it still looks like we should see a generally rising trend in swell energy levels, but the wind outlook isn’t too good – more S to SE stuff basically. I reckon there could be a few early morning opportunities.
Very long range forecasts are shaping up pretty nicely – at least in terms of the ambient swell energy. Now, if only the wind will cooperate…
Have a top old Tuesday!
Tides: H @1110, L @1620
A low pressure trough will deepen over eastern NSW Tuesday and Wednesday as a strong cold front approaches southeastern Australia. North to northeasterly winds will strengthen over coastal waters, particularly in the south, before a southwest to southeasterly change crosses most coastal waters on Thursday.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Easterly about 10 knots tending northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the morning.
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
The chance of thunderstorms offshore from the late morning until this evening.
Wednesday 19 February
Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Sydney Coastal Waters
Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning northerly 20 to 25 knots until evening. Winds reaching up to 30 knots in the evening.
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
South to southeasterly around 1 metre.
The chance of thunderstorms.
Thursday 20 February
West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
East to northeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the morning.