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Up da coast – depending on your point of view

Posted by: on May 7th, 2009

Hello Friends,

Looks as though it’s a good morning to be somewhere other than Sydney. Not that Rob’s pics make it look bad or anything, but it does seem smaller than I’d have guessed. Lull before the big swell maybe…

Here’s the Bureau’s call

Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Thursday until midnight: Wind: NW 5/10 knots, tending S/SW early, freshening to 15/20 knots during the afternoon and 20/25 knots at night.Sea: less than 1 metre, rising to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon/evening. Swell: S 1 to 1.5 metres. Isolated early thunderstorms.
Friday: Wind: S/SW 20/25 knots, easing to 15/20 knots later. Sea: 2 to 2.5 metres abating 1 to 2 metres later. Swell: S 2 to 2.5 metres.
Saturday: Wind: S/SW 20/30 knots.

Next tide is a low a little before 1pm.

Meanwhile, a hundreds of kays to the north…

Just scoped out the beaches from Flat Rock to Lennox Head reefs. Tide was pretty high, so only one person in the water at Lennox Head itself, but I’d say as the tide drops it should start getting interesting because there are some shoulder high sets around the place. Over at Boulder there was the usual crew of a dozen or so. Quite fat there and seemed to be only one peak for everybody to share. Flat Rock was quite fat as well. Looked like maybe with a mal or SUP it’d work. The fatness also prevailing at Lennox reefs. Reasonable number in the water chasing the odd shoulder high plus set. Wind offshore to start with, so looked fun for the mals and SUPs.

Got some pics to share, which I’ll post an hour or so after this goes live. Hope to have more pics later today as we’re going to run up to Byron to catch up with Byron Bay Today’s maestro, Ben.

Have yourself a top old morning and keep the diary clear for next week as it shows every sign of being an exceptional one…

Ballina-Lennox

Posted by: on May 5th, 2009

Hello Friends,

Very small up along the north coast, but not absolutely flat.  Ended up finding a little hurt-yourself peak (ie, very shallow bank) at the northern end of Skennars Head beach and got a couple with the locals. Wind was chilly and straight offshore, but water is warm, so worth the effort. Checked Lennox reefs and Boulder too. They had little waves as well, but looked fairly gutless.

Meanwhile, back in Sydney, it looks as though the next pulse of south swell has arrived. MHL is showing over 2 metres from the south at 8 sec on average – and rising. Latest wind reading looks like light SSW wind too. Interestingly, the average period down at Eden is showing 12 seconds, so you’d have to think there’s more juice coming for Sydney surfers today.

Current outlook for Sydney swell according to the models is, shall we say, interesting – particularly for next week. At the moment at least one model reckons we could see 6+ metres at 13 plus seconds from the SSE! That will be very seriously big if it happens. Could be some serious coastal erosion with that lot…

In the meantime, it appears that there should be surf in the two metre range over the next couple days at south exposed stretches. By Friday it could be on the increase, and then around Sunday morning, if the models are to be believed, it starts going nuts…

Here’s the Bureau’s call for Sydney:

Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Tuesday until midnight: Wind: S/SE 15/20 knots, easing to SE 10/15 knots during the afternoon, E/SE 5/10 knots tonight. Sea: 1 to 2 metres, abating to less than 1 metre tonight.Swell: SE about 1 metre, increasing to S 2 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon/evening.
Wednesday: Wind: NW/NE 5/10 knots. Sea: less than 1 metre. Swell: Decreasing to S 1 to 1.5 metres.
Thursday: Wind: NW 5/15 knots, tending S/SW early and freshening to 15/25 knots during the afternoon.

A shot from the WRL cam at Flight Deck at 1000 this morning…

1000 shot from the WRL cam hi atop Flight Deck in Collaroy.

1000 shot from the WRL cam hi atop Flight Deck in Collaroy.

Couple of snaps from up the north coast this morning.

Moment of looking good before fading right away at Boulder.

Moment of looking good before fading right away at Boulder.

Skennars Head excitement.

Skennars Head excitement.