I love it when this happens. Last night I went shooting up at North Narrabeen. There were definitely a few quality sections (gallery up later), but it was very wind swelly, ie, close together, not super punchy and tending to fade away after running a short distance. I figured it’d be half the size and marginal this morning, but at least where Dee Why’s concerned, there are some fun looking chest plus sets coming in. According to the MHL buoy, we had east wind swell of 1.5 metres with a 9 second period at the last analysis at 0300.
The forecast from the Bureau says we can expect the waves to gradually fade back to waist toward evening and then it looks as though that’s where it’ll stay give or take for a few days.
High tide was at 0705 and will be back to low at 1300 when the NE’r is supposed to be up.
The usual story then, morning sesh looks the best shot.
Have yourself a top old Wednesday and if you haven’t taken care of your pledge to the crowdfunding drive, then why not take care of it today? We’re halfway there with a touch over a month to go!
Forecast issued at 4:10 am EST on Wednesday 18 September 2013.
A low pressure system centred over the far southern New South Wales coast weakening and moving slowly southwards. During Wednesday another trough will move through New South Wales, generating fresh and gusty winds along much of the coast. During this time, a weak high pressure system is forecast to develop over South Australia before drifting east during Thursday and Friday, bringing a return to generally lighter winds towards the end of the week.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Northwesterly 15 to 25 knots tending northwest to northeasterly 10 to 20 knots in the early afternoon then tending west to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the late evening.
1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon, then increasing to 1 to 2 metres later in the evening.
Easterly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres later in the evening.
The chance of thunderstorms during this evening.
Thursday 19 September
Westerly 15 to 25 knots.
1 to 2 metres.
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre by early evening.
Friday 20 September
Westerly 15 to 25 knots tending southwesterly during the evening.
1 to 2 metres.
South to southeasterly around 1 metre.