Well, this is easy. It’s going to be a really hot day, so of course the wave prospects are dire. As the pictures from dawn at Long Reef show, the sub-metre SSE swell isn’t doing anything for surfers. I suppose it might possibly be a tiny bit bigger on sets at a better exposed spot, but even so, you’d want a mal or SUP to have much of a chance.
Wind is going to be northerly today and the swell is not expected to improve. Tomorrow there might possibly be a little something in the morning according to some models, but I wouldn’t count on any significant improvement.
There seems to be some hope of an improvement to surf prospects from mid to late in the working week, but again, I’m not seeing anything really interesting in the forecasts at this point.
So head to the beach to escape the heat by all means, but take your biggest and floatiest water toy if you want any chance of scudding in on a little dribbler.
Have a great Saturday!
A high pressure system over the Tasman Sea is directing northerly winds along the New South Wales coast, which will gradually strengthen today. A cold front will bring a southerly change to southern New South Wales waters overnight or early Sunday, shifting westerly later in the day as another system approaches from the Bight. This next front will skim across the state’s southeast on Monday, bringing a more substantial southerly change to the coast as a high develops in its wake.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Sydney Coast
Northerly 15 to 25 knots, reaching 30 knots offshore in the evening.
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres by evening.
East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Sunday 24 September
North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching 25 knots offshore early in the morning, west to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon.
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Northeasterly around 1 metre inshore.
Monday 25 September
Northwest to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending north to northwesterly during the day then shifting southwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the afternoon.
1 to 2 metres.
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
South to southwesterly around 1 metre.