I’m rating it at 9/10 for the early sesh at Dee Why this morning. Maybe 10/10.
As of 0600 the MHL Sydney buoy was registering 2.3 metres from the ESE at a touch under 15 seconds apart. Set wave faces – as the pictures show – are well overhead at Dee Why point. The beachy seemed unoccupied (gee, I wonder why). Tide was high at 0600, so it’ll be back to low at 1150.
Wind is offshore and set to stay that way. As of 0800 it was 10-15 kts from the WNW to NW, but the Bureau says it’ll be more westerly and 20-30 kts later.
According to the forecasts the swell will drop overnight and swing more to the SE. But, it should still be pretty reasonable for tomorrow morning at least.
I’m still on the sidelines, but I’ll go take pictures at the point this morning, so wave hi if you see me!
Have a great day everyone.
A complex low pressure system near Tasmania is moving steadily east, with an associated cold front crossing New South Wales. This system is bringing vigorous winds to much of the coast, which should ease by Friday as the low moves further away and a high pressure ridge extends across from the west. This ridge will be short-lived, however, as another cold front is expected to cross the region during Saturday.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Gale Warning for Thursday for Sydney Coast
Westerly 20 to 30 knots, reaching 35 knots offshore in the evening.
2 to 3 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres by evening.
Easterly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Friday 11 July
Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Sydney Coast
Westerly 15 to 25 knots, reaching 30 knots in the morning.
2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres around midday.
Southeasterly 1.5 metres, tending southerly before dawn.
Saturday 12 July
Westerly 15 to 20 knots turning south to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the afternoon.
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 2.5 metres during the evening.
Southerly around 1 metre.