Hey! I thought it’d be bigger this morning, especially since last night the Eden buoy was showing 5 metres on peaks. What we had off Sydney as of 0500 was 2 metres of 10-sec period SE on average with peak heights of 3 metres. Unfortunately, the NE’r was into it from the get-go, so surf options are pretty limited. Longy was the best of the bunch from Northy to Dee Why at 0630. Unsurprisingly given the holiday weekend and lack of other surf options, it was ferociously mobbed.
The Northy to Collaroy stretch was a write-off, and Dee Why would need lots of keenness to get in the water. That said, there were a few bods messing about in the waist to chest plus conditions. Meanwhile, up at Longy, the better ones were solidly head and a bit.
Next tide is a low at 1000, so at least we don’t have the complication of high tide first up.
All indications are that the swell will stick around at about the current size for the rest of the day. Sunday should be noticeably smaller (waist to chest plus at magnet spots) and Monday could see us back to marginal (knee to waist) but not flat.
I’m heading out with the camera soon, so maybe seeya around!
A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea will gradually move east during the next few days. A cold front is expected to affect the southern half of the coast on Sunday. A stronger cold front is expected to bring a southerly change later Tuesday.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning northerly in the late evening. Winds reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the late evening.
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore later in the evening.
Southerly 2 to 3 metres.
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Sunday 5 October
Northerly 10 to 15 knots shifting south to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the late evening. Winds reaching up to 25 knots inshore in the late evening.
Around 1 metre.
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres around midday.
Monday 6 October
South to southeasterly 15 to 25 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots during the morning then shifting north to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots during the afternoon.
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 metres during the evening.
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.