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Postcard from Cali: you’re missin’ nothin’ here

Posted by: on April 27th, 2012

Hello Friends,

Not much happening on this side of the pond. It is spring after all. Weak and tiny west wind swell is unsurfably tiny. Hoping for an improvement on the weekend…

Meanwhile, back home (where I’ll be mid next week) the MHL Sydney buoy is reporting 9 second period SE swell at two metres. That should add up to something in the waist to head high range depending on where you go. As I wrote this before dawn, wind was a light westerly. The Bureau says it’ll be S to SW but not too strong later, so I’m thinking there will be options to be had…

Tide is low around 0615 and weather should be partly cloudy.

Looks like there might be something again tomorrow morning, then a bit of a lull for Sunday am before a possible new pulse late Sunday and Monday.

Have yourself a great Friday!

Weather Situation
A cold front is crossing the southern Tasman Sea and a slow-moving high pressure system south of the Bight is extending a ridge behind the front to New South Wales north coast. Later on Saturday a southerly change will develop the south coast, extending to the central and north coasts during Sunday. The high is expected to move over the Tasman Sea by Monday.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
Winds
South to southwesterly about 10 knots tending south to southeasterly by early evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly about 1.5 metres.
Saturday 28 April
Winds
West to northwesterly 5 to 10 knots tending north to northwesterly during the afternoon then tending west to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots by early evening. Winds becoming westerly 15 to 20 knots later in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres later in the evening.
Swell
Southeasterly 1 metre.
Sunday 29 April
Winds
West to southwesterly about 20 knots tending south to southwesterly during the morning then tending south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Easterly 1 metre tending southerly about 2 metres from midday.