Waiting for the rain to let up to grab a picture for you. From what I could see though, there isn’t going to be much to share. At 0700, the MHL Sydney buoy was showing 2 metres of 7-sec S-SSE wind swell. Wind is SSE at about 10-15 kts. Going by the forecast, it would seem we’re a little ahead of schedule where both wind and waves are concerned. We’re supposed to see 1.5 metres of southerly swell around midday, with wind turning SE at 10-15 kts at the same time. Not an appetizing mix.
Tomorrow the wind’s set to go NE in the morning and the southerly swell should increase to a couple metres and hold at that level for about 24 hours before dropping again. The model interpretations are not in complete agreement this morning. Some are showing okay conditions across that swell event for south magnet spots and others are showing it staying really small. And even further out, the calculations for late in the week through early next week are ranging from dreck to potentially quite good. So, we’re in with a chance then!
Have a top old Sunday (the pics will be up as soon as it stops pouring at RealSurf HQ).
Pictures taken around 1000 at Dee Why beach
Tides: H @0725, L @1245
A southerly change is moving along the New South Wales coast. This change will reach the north coast coast this morning and weaken as a high pressure system moves towards Tasmania, extending a ridge behind the front. During Monday and Tuesday the high will move east maintaining the ridge to the northeast. The next southerly change is expected to develop on the south coast Tuesday night.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Southerly 15 to 20 knots turning southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon.
2 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Northeasterly around 1 metre, tending southeasterly 1.5 metres during the morning, then tending southerly 1.5 metres around midday.
The chance of thunderstorms offshore early this morning.
Monday 28 April
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly in the morning.
Below 1 metre.
Southerly 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres around midday.
Tuesday 29 April
Northerly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 25 to 30 knots during the evening.
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.