Swell’s out of the east again this morning and the sets are still solidly head high. Average periods are around 11 seconds but there’s 14-sec energy in the mix as well. From the look of the buoy data, the swell peaked overnight. Tide’s high this morning at 0920. Wind was light SW to begin with but should swing around to the SE later. Fortunately the Bureau tells us that the winds should be pretty light.
Dee Why point was crazy crowded when I checked the first time around 0745. The beach was less so, but scrappier looking. So, be realistic about how many waves you’ll get – particularly if you’re going for a magnet spot like the point.
The good news is that the forecasts continue to point toward waves from the east through the rest of the week. At least a couple of the interpretations are showing a quick and solid pulse for Thursday. Pretty good for summertime I’d say.
Have yourself a great Sunday and check back later as I’m hoping to grab another video minute for you.
A low and trough over the Tasman Sea continue to move away whilst a ridge of high pressure extends across New South Wales from a high south of Western Australia. The high is expected to move east towards Tasmania, reaching the southern Tasman Sea later Tuesday. Another trough is expected to develop over inland New South Wales and deepen during the week. Southeast to northeasterly winds are expected through the week.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Southerly 10 to 15 knots turning east to southeasterly below 10 knots in the late afternoon.
Around 1 metre, decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday, then decreasing to around 1 metre by early evening.
Easterly 1.5 metres.
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.
Deceptively powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Monday 25 January
Northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the morning.
Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Easterly 1.5 metres.
Southerly around 1 metre.
Cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.
Tuesday 26 January
Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning easterly 15 to 20 knots during the day.
1 to 1.5 metres.
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.