Slightly chilly and breezy under mostly cloudy skies around 0630 when I did the Saturday radio report check out run. Quality, as the pictures show, was not great. It was inconsistent, choppy and around the waist to chest high range on the biggest ones. There were a couple bods chasing lumps at Northy, but that was it from there south to Collaroy. Around at the Long Reef to Dee Why stretch there were a few hopefuls scattered along the beach and a small crew at the point. Again, the quality is not great and the swell looks pretty much as you’d expect when the forecast says it’s going to fade this morning. So, expect lulls and a challenge when you try to catch one.
According to the 0400 data from the MHL buoy off Sydney, it was close to 3 metres from the south with a period of 9 seconds – but I definitely wasn’t seeing anything remotely in the 3 metre range. Tide is running into a 1.7 m high at 1000.
Wind was out of the WSW early but it should go around to the south as the day goes along. At the same time the swell’s going to fade and right now the outlook for the rest of the week is less than inspiring. Basically it looks like being knee high at south magnets when the tide’s just right for the early part of the week. After that… not too exciting I’m afraid.
Ah well, it is spring.
Have a great Saturday!
Southerly winds along the New South Wales coast are easing as a high pressure system south of the Bight strengthens a ridge to the east. The high will move over the Tasman Sea during Tuesday extending the ridge to the northwest and winds are expected to turn northeast to northwesterly.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Southerly 15 to 20 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening.
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday.
Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Sunday 22 October
Variable about 10 knots.
Below 1 metre.
Southerly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.
Monday 23 October
Southerly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the afternoon.
Below 1 metre.
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.