10 knots of WNW at 0730 this morning under mostly clear skies. There were knee to maybe waist high lines turning up along the beach at Dee Why every now and then. Only a couple of bods in the water at the point and one or two up the beach looking for an opportunity to glide. Surface conditions were smooth. The MHL buoy was picking up a metre of 16-sec SE as of 0600. Tide was low at 0400 and is running into the 1.5 m high at 1005.
The wind is supposed to go around to the south around midday and at the same time the south swell is expected to come up a bit. However the models are all predicting no significant improvement to the size. In fact, they’re generally pointing toward small to near flat conditions until Friday or so. We’ve had an outstanding run of swell, so it had to fizzle out eventually.
Could be a good week to catch up on the non-surfin’ part of our lives!
A cold front is crossing the southern Tasman Sea bringing a south southwesterly change along the New South Wales south coast and a high pressure system southwest of Australia is moving slowly east, extending a ridge towards the east over New South wales. The change will extend to the far north coast later this morning. Winds are expected to become light and variable as the ridge strengthens.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southerly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon.
1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower offshore, near zero chance elsewhere.
Tuesday 27 June
Southeast to northeasterly about 10 knots.
Below 1 metre.
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
Partly cloudy. The chance of morning fog with reduced visibility. 30% chance of a shower.
Wednesday 28 June
North to northeasterly about 10 knots becoming west to southwesterly during the morning.
Below 1 metre.
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.