Fun shoulder high sets lining into the point at 0700 – and mostly shutting down along the beach. Tide was coming into the 1035 1.5m high. Wind was going pretty hard. At North Head it was WMW 18-24 kts. The forecast says it’ll gradually go more W to SW this morning – but it won’t lighten up. The MHL buoy was recording 1.7m of 15-sec SSE swell.
The Bureau says this morning’s pulse will fade back to smaller again as the day goes along. So, the plan is to hit it early – or wait for tomorrow when we could well have a rinse and a repeat as the swell spikes again overnight and then fades back in the afternoon.
A quick glance at the long range forecasts this morning shows a fair degree of alignment about next week’s prospects. They’re pretty much all calling for a 2-3m south pulse ramping up around Tuesday and lasting into the following weekend. Who knows if it’ll actually play out that way, but it’s still nice to have it on the cards.
Have a great Wednesday everybody!
A persistent ridge of high pressure lies over northern New South Wales as a series of cold fronts moves through the southern parts of the state during Wednesday and Friday. This pattern will direct northwest to southwesterly winds over New South Wales Waters, with winds tending fresh to strong in the south with the passage of fronts.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Sydney Coast
Northwesterly 20 to 25 knots turning west to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the late morning. Winds reaching up to 30 knots in the evening.
1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 3 metres by early evening.
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Surf conditions in the morning may be more powerful than they appear and are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Thursday 27 July
Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Sydney Coast
Southwesterly 20 to 25 knots tending south to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots before dawn then becoming variable about 10 knots in the late afternoon.
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Southerly 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 2 metres later in the evening.
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower offshore, near zero chance elsewhere.
Friday 28 July
North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning west to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the afternoon.
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore during the morning.
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.