Chest high and glassy at SE magnets thanks to 1.5m of 10sec energy from 155°. Skies were mostly cloudy when I checked the beach, but there really wasn’t any wind to speak of. Tide was dropping to the low at 1040. Today’s high is a biggish one of 1.7 m at 1710.
It wasn’t super crowded either, so maybe the grey skies have put a few folks off. The good news is that until a southerly change arrives this afternoon, we should see improving swell energy ahead of it with W-NW wind in the 15-20 kt range. Basically, if you feel like a surf, you should be able to jag a few at your fave SE spot this morning.
The southerly change could mangle conditions this afternoon, but tomorrow should see SW wind along with a bit bigger but more southerly swell. Plus it should be mostly sunny.
Mon to Friday looks like being mostly south swell influenced, but there should be something in the knee to chest range depending on the day pretty much all week.
Have yourself a great Saturday one and all!
Winds will strengthen today as a cold front brings a gusty southerly change over southern waters during the morning and over central waters during the afternoon and early evening. The southerly change is expected to reach the Queensland border early Sunday, followed by an easing of winds. Fresh northerly winds will develop on Monday ahead of the next front, which is forecast to move through most of New South Wales on Tuesday.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Sydney Coast
- West to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots, ahead of a southerly change 20 to 30 knots in the afternoon.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres by early evening.
- Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres by early evening.
- Mostly sunny morning. 50% chance of showers during this afternoon and evening. Chance of a thunderstorm offshore in the afternoon.
Sunday 17 September
- Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots 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 2.5 metres.
- Mostly sunny. 20% chance of a shower offshore, near zero chance elsewhere.
Monday 18 September
- Northerly 15 to 25 knots.
- Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
- Southerly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.