Although not much was showing on the 0300 spectral data from MHL, the 1.4 metres of SE swell actually has a pretty reasonable 11 second period. A little before 0700 the combo was producing waist to chest set wave faces at Dee Why. The expected onshores had not yet arrived either. It looked as though most waves were shutting down pretty quickly after you took off, but a few ran a short distance. Sunny skies and little waves – not bad for a summer morning in Sydney.
Tides aren’t swinging about much today. The low comes along at 0930 and the high will be at 1530.
Outlook for the next week or so is pretty minor. The next few days could be nearly flat and then there might be a little twitch into the catchable range for Saturday morning. But otherwise the swell models are not looking good for the east coast. If you want something good, I’d head to Vicco and maybe pull on the steamer at Apollo Bay. Swell promises to be thumping there for the next week… lucky pups!
Go well with your day everyone!
Forecast issued at 4:10 am EDT on Wednesday 11 December 2013.
A complex synoptic pattern remains over NSW coastal waters for the next few days as a trough stalls in the far north, while a broad area of low pressure over the Southern Ocean allows a series of frontal systems to pass south of NSW. A weak high pressure system balances between these two systems. Conditions settle into the weekend as the high pressure system dominates the circulation, strengthening and moving over the Tasman Sea.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Southeast to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Below 1 metre.
South to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending easterly around 1 metre by early evening.
Thursday 12 December
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the morning. Winds reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the late evening.
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres by early evening.
Northeast to southeasterly around 1 metre.
Friday 13 December
Northerly 15 to 25 knots turning northeasterly during the morning.
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore.
Northeast to southeasterly below 1 metre.