Sunday started off mild, sunny and with light winds. Swell has dropped overnight and the MHL buoy is now showing about a metre from the SSE at 10 seconds apart. There were a couple of folks in the water at the point and more scattered along the beach. From what I could tell it seemed to be in the knee to waist high range but with quite long waits for anything to turn up. Yesterday it seemed to be 30% bigger at Curly, so that might be worth a look if you don’t mind the Sunday crowds.
Tide was low at 0545 and is now headed to a 1.45m high at 1215.
Despite the sunny and mild start to the day, the Bureau tells us it’ll all go pear-shaped later when a vigorous SW-S change and showery skies arrive. There’s even a chance of hail.
We’re in for a wild couple of days with rain, lots of SW wind going southerly in the afternoon and swell ramping up into the 2-3 m range on Monday. Tuesday may possibly be a little more friendly to surfing as the swell fades back a touch and Huey starts to turn down the wind machine. The good news is that the end of the work week currently looks rather hopeful on the models, with some calling for 2-3 metres of south swell and SSW wind.
Have a great Sunday everyone!
A vigorous southerly change associated with a cold front will develop along the New South Wales south coast during Sunday morning extending to Sydney Waters in the afternoon and reaching the Queensland border overnight. Winds and seas will gradually ease later on Monday and during Tuesday as a high south of the Bight extends a ridge to the western Tasman Sea. Next southerly change is expected to develop on Wednesday.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Gale Warning for Sunday for Sydney Coast
West to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 25 knots in the morning then becoming southwesterly 25 to 30 knots in the late afternoon. Winds reaching up to 35 knots offshore in the late evening.
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 2 to 3 metres by early evening.
Partly cloudy. 90% chance of showers during this afternoon and evening, with possible hail.
Monday 28 August
Gale Warning for Monday for Sydney Coast
Southwesterly 25 to 30 knots, reaching up to 35 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds turning southerly 20 to 30 knots in the late afternoon.
2 to 3 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres offshore.
Southerly 2.5 to 3 metres.
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers offshore, 40% chance elsewhere.
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Tuesday 29 August
Southerly 15 to 20 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the day.
1 to 1.5 metres.
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.