Just managed to grab a pic before another rain squall blanked out my view of the point. It was around 0800 and wind was coming from the SW at about 10 kts. It was a relatively cool 18 and the MHL site was showing 2.7 metres of 10-second south to SSE swell as of 0500. Tide was coming into the high at 1105.
The rain obscured my view too quickly to get a really good sense of the swell. But as the picture shows, there were definitely waist plus faces at the point. It was probably a bit bigger along the beach. The wind was light enough not to be messing it up. The swell energy is set to ease during the day while the wind should pick up from the south.
As the high comes across the continent, we can expect the swell to fade a little, but the wind should drop too and there might be a clean knee to waist option at south magnets by mid-week. Looking out to the edge of the forecasts, there still seems to be a prospect of an extended run of east swell from around Sunday onward. Good to see an outlook that doesn’t anticipate flatness.
Have a great Monday and keep on smilin’!
Vigorous southerly winds along New South Wales coast are gradually easing as a high pressure system near Tasmania moves slowly east strengthening a ridge to the north. The high will move over the southern Tasman Sea by Wednesday and winds are expected to turn gradually northerly along the south and central coasts. .
Forecast for Monday until midnight
Southerly 15 to 20 knots.
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Cloudy. 40% chance of showers.
Tuesday 29 December
Southerly 10 to 15 knots turning east to southeasterly below 10 knots in the late afternoon.
Around 1 metre.
Southerly 1.5 metres.
Wednesday 30 December
Variable below 10 knots.
Below 0.5 metres.
Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.