Faded and fading

Posted by: on May 23rd, 2019

Hello Friends,

After days of long period sneaker sets to keep things interesting, this morning sees the long period component fading out. Where yesterday we had the odd 15-second period set, this morning the MHL buoy is showing closer to 12 seconds with heights at sea of a metre. As a consequence the surf prospects have just about dried up. There were a few folks waiting around hopefully at the point this morning when I grabbed the snaps, but I didn’t see anyone in the water up the beach toward No Mans.

Outlook according to the models, is not a happy picture for surfing. Both the ECM and Wavewatch models are telling us to expect flat to near flat for the next week. The only glimmer of hope is on the ECM for Saturday 1 June when it projects the arrival of some 9-sec 2.3 metre south swell. That’s right out at the limit of the models’ projections, so I wouldn’t be locking it into the schedule just yet.

A head’s up for all the surf photographers out there. To celebrate International Surfing Day on the 20th of June, Surfrider Foundation is pulling together a Spirit of Surfing photo competition. We’re still getting the details set up, so stay tuned for details…

Have a great day everyone!

Hopefuls waitng for one last rideable one at 0715

Only a faint line up the beach

Weather Situation

A weak low off central parts of the coast will dissipate later today as a high pressure system over southeastern Australia shifts to the Tasman Sea. Generally light winds tend moderate northerly along the south coast, and extend to central areas from late this evening. Little change is expected until the next cold front moves through on Sunday and Monday, with winds shifting fresh southwesterly.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
Inshore winds tend southwesterly about 10 knots this morning. Otherwise, winds variable about 10 knots tending northerly late this evening.
Seas
Below 0.5 metres.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Friday 24 May

Winds
North to northwesterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly below 1 metre.
Weather
The chance of a thunderstorm offshore in the morning. Mostly sunny afternoon.

Saturday 25 May

Winds
West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending northerly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

TIDES THU 23 MAY

LOW5:41 am
0.52 m
HIGH11:39 am
1.30 m
LOW5:00 pm
0.75 m
HIGH11:31 pm
1.70 m

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