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Sunday swell

Posted by: on November 6th, 2016
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Another nice set at the point 0700

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Lines at the point at 0700

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Lines up the beach but lotsa shutdowns too

Hello Friends,
Dee Why point and beach were already well populated at 0700 thanks to a set of near perfect conditions. Wind was light from the WNW and the SSE swell was around 2 metres at about 10 seconds Sets at the point were into the head high range on the bigger ones and it seemed to be about the same up the beach toward No Mans.
Tide was low at 0645 and will be high again at 1310.
Outlook is for wind to pick up during the morning but to stay out of the westerly quarters. Swell should stick around all day, but the Bureau it expects it to begin fading by late afternoon.
Tomorrow should see a similar pattern with the sunny weather and reasonable winds, but swell’s expected to have dropped overnight and it’ll continue running out of puff during Monday. Some of the models show it going flat but others say we could still have some waist plusses at south magnets – for the early at least.
Rest of the week currently shaping to be marginal to flat, although there is a maybe for Thursday on some models.
Take a patient and friendly attitude with you if you’re going for a surf today and have a top old time!

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South Narra looking marginal on the WRL cam early

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Waves at North Bondi this morning

Weather Situation
South to southwesterly winds along the New South Wales coast are easing and they will turn northerly by Monday as a high pressure system moves over the Tasman Sea extending a ridge to the northwest. The next southerly change is expected to develop along the southern half of the coast during Tuesday.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Sunday for Sydney Coast
Winds
West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds shifting north to northeasterly below 10 knots in the late evening.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2 metres by early evening.
Weather
Sunny.
Monday 7 November
Winds
North to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots before dawn. Winds reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Weather
Sunny.
Tuesday 8 November
Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots tending northeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon then becoming variable about 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Longy Tuesday evening session

Posted by: on October 25th, 2016

Went down to Longy toward dusk to see what was what. Lotta people in the water chasing big and lumpy high tide waves from about the guard hut north. Sets were still into the double head plus range, but there weren’t heaps of long ones. Few bods out the back too… Took a buncha pictures, so if you were out and want to see if I got you, drop me a message and I’ll put the whole lot up.

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Fan man at Longy 1840

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Longy lefts in short supply

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Taking the top off one

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Speed run

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Racing the lip

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Bombies SUP charger

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Sectiony but sizey too

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Out the back

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Pretty as a picture

Thumping swell again this morning

Posted by: on October 25th, 2016
South swell big enough to hit Lion Island this morning

South swell big enough to hit Lion Island this morning

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Beach shutting down for now

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Bomb shuts down the point at 0640

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Triple overhead faces on the biggest rideable ones at the point 0640

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Crowd scrambles as another one arrives at the point

Hello Friends,

Swell’s expected to drop later today but at 0630 it was still 3 metres from the SSE at 11 seconds and that meant triple overhead faces on the biggest catchable ones at the point. Plus there were a few bigger than that. The beach was out of control and surface conditions looked fairly lumpy. Wind was light and NW as the day got started. Tide was high at 0530 and is dropping to the low at 1115. Should be sunny all day and warming up to a summery 26 later. And the wind’s going to be summery too, coming around to the NE at 15-20 kts by lunch time.
Swell’s expected to fade fairly quickly over the next 24 hours and by Thursday morning we could be back to micro again. This morning’s models, it looks like we’ll be dealing with small to flat through to the late weekend when there currently seems to be some prospect of a summery NE wind driven short period pulse.
I’m planning to spend a little time this morning shooting, so check back later for more piccies from around and about…
Have a great day and beginners, you should probably wait another day before going for a surf.

Weather Situation
A low pressure system over the eastern Tasman Sea is generating large swell along the New South Wales Coast but is also weakening. A high pressure system over eastern New South Wales will slowly drift east across the northern Tasman Sea for the next few days resulting light moderate winds along the coast, turning north to northwesterly over the next day or two. A southerly change associated with a cold front is expected to enter the far south coast late Wednesday. This change will gradually extend northwards, reaching the far north coast by early Friday.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
Winds
West to northwesterly below 10 knots becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day then tending north to northwesterly in the late evening. Winds reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Wednesday 26 October
Winds
Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds turning northerly in the middle of the day.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy.
Thursday 27 October
Winds
Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting southerly 15 to 25 knots during the morning then increasing to 25 to 30 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.

Sunday smooth and there are waves

Posted by: on August 7th, 2016

Hello Friends,

A touch over 2 metres of SE swell at about 10-sec apart rolling into Sydney’s beaches this morning. Dee Why point was seeing waist to chest plusses when I checked for the first time at 0800. At the time skies were overcast but not looking like raining immediately. Wind was light and from the west at North Head. Outlook is for the wind to stay light and the swell should stick around about the current size through the day but be distinctly smaller by evening. Tide is coming into the high at 1120.
Outlook is for tomorrow to be small but potentially still surfable at south magnets in the morning. There might be a few scraps on Tuesday and then it’s shaping to be pretty marginal from there through the weekend according to the models.
It’s gonna be busy anywhere with waves today, but it’s also your best shot at something (probably) for the next week…
Go well with your Sunday and stay happy!

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Sets looked okay at 0800

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Smaller ones wrapping around the point

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Waves up toward No Man’s too, but looks like a lot of shutdowns


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Weather Situation
A high pressure system near Tasmania extends a ridge over New South Wales, and will slowly drift east during the next day or two. This pattern will continue to direct southerly winds over most waters today, shifting more northerly on Monday as the high reaches the Tasman Sea. The next cold front is forecast to sweep across the state mid-week.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Winds
Southeast to southwesterly about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers.
Monday 8 August
Winds
Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming east to northeasterly about 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers offshore, 30% chance elsewhere.
Tuesday 9 August
Winds
Northerly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Pumping Friday morning

Posted by: on July 29th, 2016

Hello Friends,

As Friday gets started the swell is 2.2 metres and coming from the SSE at 12 seconds apart. That means double overhead faces on the sets up the beach and only a touch smaller at the point. As the pics show, there are quite a few waves in the sets and the point is just about maxing out on the bomb sets. Wind is light offshore and skies are sunny. Tide’s dropping to the low at 0950.
Swell may be peaking this morning, but there should definitely be energy all day. I reckon there should still be some fun ones tomorrow too (although a lot smaller).
Like yesterday, I’m planning to put a little time behind the lens again today, so check back this evening to see what I found.
Have a great day!

Weather Situation
A high pressure system moving over southeast Australia is expected to be the dominant synoptic feature for the next few days, blocking the progress of approaching cold fronts. As cold fronts skim the south of the state, a vigorous west to southwesterly flow will persist across far southern New South Wales waters today and part of tomorrow. The next significant frontal system to impact New South Wales is expected early next week.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
Winds
West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
South to southeasterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Mostly sunny.
Caution
Deceptively powerful surf conditions in the morning are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Saturday 30 July
Winds
Southeast to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots slowly tending north to northeasterly in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres around midday.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers offshore.
Sunday 31 July
Winds
North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning west to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the day.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

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Lines stack into the point at 0710

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Empty one steams in

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One gets caught and more queue up behind

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Slabby set at the point 0720

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Solid size up the beach too

Pumping point for crazy Sunday crowds

Posted by: on May 29th, 2016

Hello Friends,

Heaps of swell for heaps of people at the point by the time I looked at it for the first time around 0830. Sunny skies, light winds and, according to the MHL bouy data, a straight south swell that was (at 0600) a touch under 3 metres at 9 seconds. Tide was just past the low at 0755 and heading into a high at 1410.
Set wave faces at the point looked to be in the head high range with the odd plus. Hardly anyone in the water along the beach at the Dee Why end. Despite the swell, it doesn’t seem as though we’ve had much of an improvement to the banks – which of course puts more pressure on the point and the Longy bombies.
I’ll be down at Dee Why by 1100 to pitch in with my fellow Surfrider Foundation folks on a beach clean. The board’ll be in the car for later. From the shape of the forecast there ought to be waves all day at south spots.
Have a great Sunday, and check back later because I plan to add a few more piccies…

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Lotsa lines, lotsa shutdowns up the beach at 0830

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Pockets aplenty at the point for the crew

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Consistent and very crowded on Sunday morning at 0830


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Weather Situation
A strengthening high pressure system near the western border of New South Wales is drifting slowly east. This pattern will see fresh to strong west to southwesterly winds gradually easing along the coast later today and Monday as the high moves overhead. A new high is expected to develop over the southern Tasman Sea early in the new week, bringing a return to onshore winds. The next significant change is not expected until the end of the week.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching 25 knots offshore in the morning.
Seas
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Weather
Sunny.
Monday 30 May
Winds
Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.
Tuesday 31 May
Winds
Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning south to southeasterly below 10 knots during the morning then tending east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Big and raw at exposed stretches

Posted by: on May 25th, 2016

Hello Friends,
On a schedule this morning, so just gonna get the pics up and maybe come back later for more thoughts (and pictures even). Swell’s close to 3 metres from the SSE and 10-11sec apart but looking pretty raw at the exposed spots like Dee Why.
later!

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Wild looking at the Longy end

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Big crowd chasing sets like these at the point 0745

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Some sorta clean ones among the heaving lumpiness

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Supreme optimist tries paddling out at Dee Why beach… for some reason

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Whiterock silliness

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The kick looking pretty fat

Mal-able and clean sets at Collaroy

Mal-able and clean sets at Collaroy


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Weather Situation

A high pressure system over the state is moving east slowly, prompting a gradual easing of the southwest flow over the waters and establishing northeast to northwest winds. During Thursday a trough will move through Bass Strait with northwesterly winds freshening before a south to southwesterly change extends along southern parts of the coast. The change will then extend to central parts on Friday as the low reaches the southern Tasman Sea.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the early afternoon then becoming northwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the late evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Southerly 3 to 5 metres, decreasing to 2.5 to 3 metres by early evening.
Weather
Mostly sunny.
Caution
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Thursday 26 May

Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Sydney Coast

Winds
Northwesterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots during the day. Winds turning westerly 20 to 25 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore.
Swell
Southerly 2 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Weather
Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Friday 27 May

Winds
Westerly 20 to 30 knots.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres offshore.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower.

Thumping swell and bigger tomorrow

Posted by: on May 24th, 2016

Hello Friends,
Now that’s annoying. Went out and shot pics at a heap of spots for you this morning only to get home and find the memory card had carked utterly and completely. So they’re off to pixel heaven and you’re none the wiser. Sorry, but will just have to make do with the crowsnest shots for now.
What I can tell you is that we have a very straight and juicy south swell hitting most of the beaches.
Manly was best at the Queensie end, but pretty straight and only rarely makeable for any distance. Few people were out at the Bower too, although consistency would be a real problem.
Curly was uncrowded, and for good reason, the joint was shutting down 99.9% of the time. Size was comfortably overhead on the big ones too.
Dee Why point was busy as you’d expect with a bit of a wait for the head plus sets, but not super bad. Kinda fat on the incoming tide, but some fun walls now and again.
Dee Why beach and No Mans were just long, lined-up shutdowns with the sets being as big as at Curly.
Longy actually had some makeable ones on occasion at the Lugga. Looked like the bombies hadn’t fired up quite yet, but I didn’t stick around to see a bomb set, so I’d expect them to get going.
Swell’s coming from the SSE and at 0800 was 2 metres at 10 seconds. Bureau expects it to come up some more and tomorrow it’s talking 3-5 metres. Wind should be W-SW 15-20 kts today. Tide’s high at 0950. Gonna be sunny too.
Have a great Tuesday and check back later in case I got some more pics!

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Occasional makeable littler ones on the beachy, plenty of folks in the water at the point

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In between size set wave at the point 0900

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Lotsa lines, lotsa thumping shutdowns along no mans

Postcards from Crescent

Posted by: on May 10th, 2016

Hello Friends,
Your correspondent started tapping out this note somewhere between Macksville and Coffs as we were making our way through an apparently endless sequence of roadworks slowdowns. Your tax dollars are definitely at work up this way. Stayed in Crescent last night. When we pulled in an hour or so before dark the skies were lowering and grey and a cruel north wind was working over the point unmercifully. But it was also clear that there was some sort of wave energy.
Set up in our cabin near the point and logged on to check the email etc. Forums were down and showing a scary looking database error. Typical! So instead of wandering over to the bowlo for a quiet ale, had to try to fix things first. After exhausting rackspace help desk, I flicked a ‘help Mr Wizard’ text to RealSurf’s tech god Ross, who, wonder of wonders actually had time to dig around in the smoking wreckage. I was not hopeful I have to say when I pulled the plug last night. But…
Next morning it was still more cloudy than not, but the deck was much higher and the baleful northerly had been replaced by a light SW breeze. A quick check of the point revealed textured, soft but long and straight chest high lines with the odd bigger set. Checked the phone for news from Ross and woohoo, once again after considerable labour he’d snatched the brand from the burning for us. Light of heart, paddled out for a few.
Tide was coming in so the fatness wasn’t improved. Lots of waves were sectioning soon after you scrambled in, but every now and then you’d get a worthy speciman and fun ensued. Was on my battered but still reliable 6’3″ 7S rather than my more battered but fun mal. If I was being strictly objective, the mal probably would’ve been the better option, but you know how it is when you’re in the mood for a short board…
Haven’t had a chance to look at the prospects, not that it matters, we’re on surfari and it’ll be what it’ll be. Catchya tomorrow with another postcard I hope. In the meantime, have yourself a top old day.

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0650 and a little texture but looking very do-able at Crescent

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Finding the high line

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Yeah, soft, but still pretty fun!

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View from the water

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Might whack that lip…

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Yet another section to get around

Clean looking start to the day

Posted by: on March 31st, 2016

Hello Friends,

Beautiful start to the day. Light offshore wind, mostly clear skies and a small but clean looking south line pulsing in. The MHL buoy data tells us it was south, 2 metres at 9 seconds as of 0500. Tide was dropping to the low at 0850 and, as you might expect, the point was reasonably well populated with the first shift. Up the beach it was equally clean looking, but the straighthanders ruled.

The outlook is for the morning to be offshore but it’ll go south in the afternoon. The Bureau is calling for the swell to pick up this morning from the south and be into the 2.5 metre range by the middle of the day. They reckon that the swell will start fading again tomorrow morning.

Have yourself a great Thursday everyone and go well with your plans!

Beachy activity but still looks pretty straight at 0730

Beachy activity but still looks pretty straight at 0730

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Super clean looking line at 0725

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Chest-ish on the sets at 0730

Weather Situation
A low pressure system off the New South Wales coast is moving away fairly quickly, while a high over the Bight extends a ridge into the state’s west. This pattern will see coastal winds easing today, then turn northerly on Friday as the high shifts to the Tasman Sea. A southerly wind surge is expected to affect southern and central waters during the weekend as a cold front passes to the south, preceding another gradual northerly shift at the start of the new week as the the next high moves overhead.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching 25 knots offshore in the morning, turning south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon and evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower offshore in the morning.
Friday 1 April
Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming northerly 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres by evening.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre around midday.
Weather
30% chance of a shower in the morning. Mostly sunny.
Saturday 2 April
Winds
North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the day then becoming south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm in the evening.
Please be aware
Wind gusts can be 40 percent stronger than the averages given here, and maximum waves may be up to twice the height.
Nearby Coastal Waters

 

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