Up late watching the tennis, so not the earliest start for your correspondent this morning. As anticipated by the models, we’ve had an uptick in period and the SSE swell is therefore doing a little something. The period is averaging 10 seconds, but the Manly buoy is showing some 13 second component. Sets at Dee Why beach are pushing shoulder high* on the biggest ones – quite an improvement over the last few days.
*1000: have been watching since I posted this an hour ago, and am wondering if maybe I got a shot of the wave of the day. It looks for the most part to be considerably smaller than my shot. And if you’re at a beach with poor exposure to the swell direction, I’d say you can count on microness.
Of course being a sunny holiday morning with light offshore winds, it isn’t uncrowded. The call is for those winds to increase through the day and be going along pretty hard by late afternoon. So, despite the tide, I’d say the time to go is asap.
Next tide is a low at around 1400.
Sydney Coastal Waters, Broken Bay to Port Hacking and 60nm seawards:
Strong wind warning
Monday until midnight: Wind: W/NW 15/25 knots reaching 25/30 knots offshore Sea: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, reaching 2.5 to 3 metres offshore Swell: SE about 1 metre
Tuesday: Wind: W’ly 20/30 knots increasing to 25/33 knots.Sea: 2.5 to 3.5 metres. Swell: S/SE 1 to 1.5 metres.
Wednesday: Wind: SW 20/30 knots.