Looking like dropping fast for Sydney

Posted by: on January 19th, 2018

Hello Friends,

After four days of 3m+ swell, it looks as though Sydney is going to see a steady decline in energy levels across the day. As of midnight the MHL buoy was showing 1.5 m at 8 sec. There could still be some bigger sets in the mix, but by the time the dawn patrol paddles out, I’d guess those will be few and far between. Tide was low at 0405 and will be back to a deepish 1.75 m at 1035. Wind was out of the north around 5 kts at 0520. It’ll gradually track around to the NE by this afternoon.

If I were in Sydney and looking at the 29°C later, I’d be heading down to the beach for a cooling splash early. My guess is that magnet spots should be in the chest plus range with maybe one or two head pluses in the morning session. So definitely fun.

As for the week ahead, well, may I direct your attention to the Goat’s latest surf forecast.

Surf outlook here is also on the marginal side. After four days of solid swell, I’m not sure there’ll be much in the tank when I go for a look at prospects in a few hours… if I spot anything, I’ll try to get a postcard or two to share. Can’t really complain though. Where I surfed there were never more than a dozen people in the water at any one time. Plus the water was unusually warm (15°C) for winter time. Air temps have been crazy too – basically t-shirt weather during the day.

Have a great day one and all!

Swell picture for this morning…

Weather Situation

A high pressure system just off the New South Wales coast is expected to remain near-stationary during the next few days, maintaining generally southerly winds along the northern coast and northerly winds along the southern coast.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds
North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres.
Weather
Sunny.

Saturday 20 January

Winds
North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Sunny.

Sunday 21 January

Winds
North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres.
Swell
South to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Sunny.

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