Barely a bump on Saturday morning

Posted by: on February 10th, 2018

Slow lines at south Narra, 0630.

 

The Northy crew extracting energy at 0630.

 

Only a hint of a line at Dee Why, 0640.

 

Gliding slowly along on what passed for a set at No Mans this morning.

 

Light showers offshore at 0645.

Hello Friends,

As expected there was only a slight bump to play with this morning. The biggest waves I saw at focal points this morning were in the knee to waist high range – and very weak and slow looking. Early morning skies were very cloudy, but it wasn’t quite ready to shower. Wind was lightly out of the southern quarters but as the day warms up, it’ll come around to the NE and come up into the 10-15 kt range by lunchtime. Tide was a 1.46 m high at 0520 and is now dropping to the low at 1205. Should be a warm one too, with a high of 29 on the coast and water sitting on 23oC.

Swell was coming from the east and the latest MHL data was showing a metre of 6-sec east wind bump out at sea. That’s in line with the Bureau’s predictions – and most of the swell models.

Speaking of the models, the outlook for the front half of the coming week is shaping to be small and marginal but not zippo flat. The end of the week on the other hand is looking interesting as there seems to be a good chance of a solid east swell event – long period 2-3 metre energy if the predictions are right.

Have a great Saturday everybody!

Weather Situation

A slow-moving high pressure system near New Zealand with a ridge to the northwest is directing north to northeasterly winds along the New South Wales coast, and a southerly change associated with a cold front crossing the southern Tasman Sea is expected to move up the coast during Sunday.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon. Winds reaching up to 20 knots in the late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Sunday 11 February

Winds
Northerly 15 to 20 knots shifting southerly 15 to 25 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and early evening.

Monday 12 February

Winds
South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending east to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

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