1315 update: Wind is working around to the south and letting the swell come in (as the Goat foretold!) swell is a touch over the 2 metre mark now but the average period has slipped back a bit to around 9 seconds. The combo is delivering some shoulder high sets for a reasonable crew parked at Dee Why point. Sets look a little bigger in the beachbreak, but the sideshore wind seems to be more of a factor as well, plus those banks are really not in good order. Most waves are unmakeable shutdowns. Still, at least there is some energy and the skies are still sunny.
I was scratching my head at 0900 because the MHL buoy was showing two metres of south swell with a period spread of 10-13 seconds – and yet… and yet there were only a few bods in the water at Dee Why chasing waist high little dribblers… wha?? The wind was SW, so as you can see from the pics, the surface conditions were pretty clean. The next tide is a high at around 1245, so we have the tidal push all morning. The Bureau says the wind will come around to the south before long and maybe as that happens we’ll see the swell start to come in more strongly. Of course the surf options will be limited to just a few spots once that happens.
The southerly is set to hammer along steadily across the next three to 4 days too.
Good luck with the wave hunt today!
The low has moved further away from New South Wales coast. The high is expected to become a dominant synoptic feature over the southeast Australia during the next few days, moving slowly eastward and entering the southwestern Tasman on Thursday.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southerly during the day.
1 to 1.5 metres increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Easterly 2 metres tending southerly from the late morning.
The chance of thunderstorms.
Monday 28 May
Southerly 20 to 25 knots.
1.5 to 2 metres.
Southerly 2 metres.
Tuesday 29 May
South to southeasterly 10 to 20 knots becoming southeasterly up to 10 knots during the evening.
Up to 1.5 metres.
Southerly about 2 metres.