Overnight the wind swell has moved from the SE to the east and although it’s actually pushed up slightly into the 1.5 metre range, the average period has slumped from 9 seconds yesterday afternoon, to around 7 seconds this morning. Throw in a steady 8-10kts of NNE sea breeze and you have a recipe for uncrowded conditions. When I first checked it a little before 0700, there wasn’t anyone in the water from the point to around half way to the Pole.
Tide’s high around 0940 this morning, so it’s not likely things will improve much. The late afternoon low at around 1630 is set to coincide with 20-30 kts of NE’ly, so my guess is that the best shot might be in the hour or so before dark when the tide has started to come in again and those straight hander banks are maybe a little less crunchy.
I’m out and about this morning, so I’ll try to grab another snap for an update later on.
Have yourself a good one!
Here’s a snap of a snap from around 0900 at north Curly.
A high pressure system to the east of Tasmania is strengthening while a trough over South Australia draws slowly closer. This pattern will see northeasterly winds increasing along much of the New South Wales coast before the trough brings a southerly change towards the end of the week.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Winds: Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots during the afternoon. Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres increasing to 2 to 3 metres by early evening. Swell: Southeasterly 1 to 2 metres.
Forecast for Thursday
Winds: North to northeasterly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 20 to 25 knots around dawn then becoming up to 30 knots by early evening. Seas: Up to 3 metres decreasing to 2 metres around midday then increasing to 3 metres later in the evening. Swell: Easterly 2 metres. Scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening.
Forecast for Friday
Winds: Northerly 10 to 20 knots tending west to northwesterly up to 15 knots during the morning then tending north to northeasterly during the afternoon. Seas: Up to 2 metres decreasing to below 1 metre during the afternoon. Swell: Northeasterly about 2 metres. Isolated thunderstorms offshore during the evening.