At daybreak the wind was coming from the west at a steady 10 kts and temp was about 8 degrees under mostly clear skies. Swell is out of the SSE at 13 seconds and out at sea it’s 3 metres. Along the beaches it’s probably 3 metres on faces at exposed spots, maybe even a bit bigger than that on the bombs. Dee Why and Collaroy were really the only surf options I saw this morning on my radio report run. Both were intensely crowded at 0700 but Collaroy was around waist high while Dee Why was solidly overhead on the bigger ones.
Outlook is for the swell to peak this morning but to remain solid for another 24 hours at least. Wind should be offshore too. Know your limits!
Tide was a 1.46m high at 0710 and is now dropping to the 0.36m low at 1250.
Have a great Saturday everyone and I’ll try to grab a few pics of the action to share later.
The combination of a deep low pressure system near New Zealand and a high over southeast Australia is directing fresh southerly winds along the New South Wales coast today. The high will move to the state’s northeast later today, with most coastal areas returning to light to moderate winds. On Sunday winds are expected to freshen and shift westerly as a cold front skims across the south, easing again on Monday as the high across the north reasserts its dominance. A more significant cold front is forecast to affect the region mid-week.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
West to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning northwesterly during the morning. Winds reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the late evening.
Around 1 metre.
Southerly 3 metres, tending southeasterly 3 to 4 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 3 metres during the afternoon.
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Sunday 23 July
Northwesterly 15 to 25 knots tending westerly in the late evening.
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
Southeasterly 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Large and powerful surf conditions in the morning are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Monday 24 July
West to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots.
1 to 2 metres.
South to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, reaching 2 metres offshore during the afternoon.