Wind was a light but steady northerly at 0700. It should swing around to the NE later and should be a strong 20-25 kts by dusk. The MHL spectrum analysis was showing both a small south component and two metres of 6-sec NE wind swell as of 0400. Tide was coming into the 0845 high when I grabbed the snaps around 0700. I couldn’t see anyone in the water at the point or up the beach toward No Mans. I imagine if you were really keen there’d be the odd knee to waist high bit of semi-catchable chop in that zone, but given the dominant NE direction, Curly might be a better choice, or possibly North Narra.
The Goat should be along with his outlook late today and as always I’ll be keen to see what he thinks about the prospects. My reading of the runes suggests we’re in for another quiet week surfwise, but we’ll see what the guy with half a century of experience thinks.
Looks like an otherwise nice day coming up, so keep the stoke alive and have a good one!
A strong high pressure system lies over the Tasman Sea, while a trough and associated cold front approach New South Wales from the west. This pattern is bringing east to northeasterly winds to coastal parts, fresh to strong in many areas. A vigorous southerly change associated with the frontal system should reach the southern coast early Friday morning, continuing through central parts during the afternoon, and continue to the Queensland border early Saturday. Behind this, a new high in the Bight will extend a ridge into New South Wales during the weekend.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Sydney Coast
North to northeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the evening.
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Friday 20 October
Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Sydney Coast
Northerly 20 to 30 knots decreasing to 15 to 25 knots before dawn then shifting southerly 20 to 30 knots in the middle of the day.
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Northeasterly 1 to 2 metres.
Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by evening.
Cloudy. 90% chance of rain.
Saturday 21 October
Southerly 15 to 25 knots tending southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon.
Southerly 1 to 2 metres.
East to northeasterly around 1 metre.