Clean but nearly flat this morning

Posted by: on March 26th, 2018

Hello Friends,

Perfect conditions this morning, but only the barest hint of swell showing at Dee Why. If you waited long enough – and were in exactly the right spot – there were knee to waist high one-wave sets. But in between those widely scattered and infrequent moments, it looked like a lake., And the BoM forecast says it’s only going to get smaller today. Just in case you need ’em, here are some numbers: next tide is a 0.48 m low at 1110, daytime high will be around 27°, swell as of 0600 was 1.4m at 8.7 sec from 156°. Water according to Beachwatch is a balmy 23°. Also, due to 16mm of rain in the last 24 hours, Beachwatch is putting a question mark over a number of beaches at the southern end of the peninsula this morning.

The consensus of the models is that we’re faced with 3 more days of marginal to flat conditions and then maybe things will turn around Thursday afternoon-ish as a 11-12 sec NE pulse starts to fill in. If you had to pick a day to skive off this week, I reckon Friday’s the plan.

Go well with your Monday everyone!


One hopeful at the point 0745

Watchya lookin’ at mate?

Perfectly shaped but microscopic

Set wave at Kiddies 0740

Heaps of weed re-charging the littoral ecosystem at Kiddies


Weather Situation

A weak high pressure systems lies over the Tasman Sea as a cold front moves north over the waters extending an associated west to southwest flow over all but the far northeast. In the wake of the cold front, a weak ridge will develop over the south.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

West to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending west to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the middle of the day then tending southeast to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon.
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre by early evening.
Northeasterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
60% chance of showers early this morning. The chance of a thunderstorm early this morning. Sunny afternoon.

Tuesday 27 March

South to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting northeasterly 15 to 20 knots during the day.
Around 1 metre.
1st Swell
Southerly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the morning.
2nd Swell
Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Partly cloudy.

Wednesday 28 March

Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
1st Swell
Easterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
2nd Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.

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