Steady W-WNW wind as the morning got started was making for clean (and cold) conditions at the beach. Swell should start filling in as the day goes along, but as of 0730, there were only unsurfably tiny little lines showing at the Dee Why end of the beach. The swell was making for catchable but somewhat gutless looking waist to waist plus waves for the hardy folks at the Lugga and inside Longy.
The MHL data from 0600 showed 2 metres of 9 second almost dead south swell out at sea. The wind is going to ramp up into the 20-25 kt range from the W-SW, so that, combined with a very straight and shortish period, pretty much dead south swell adds up to surfable bumps at the magnets. Judging by this morning at Long Reef, I’d guess that there could be the odd shoulder plus face on bomb sets later. Tide was high at 0600 and is currently dropping to the low at 1115.
The Goat will be along later with his week-ahead outlook on our surf prospects, so I’ll just observe that the weekend looks potentially interesting to me (for south spots of course) and so too does mid-next week. Wonder if his Goatness will concur…
Winds will tend south to southwesterly and gradually ease today as a strong high pressure system over the Bight extends a ridge towards eastern New South Wales and becomes the dominant weather feature for the remainder of the week.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
- West to southwesterly 20 to 25 knots.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres offshore.
- South to southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning, then tending southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres around midday.
- Partly cloudy.
Friday 31 May
Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Sydney Coast
- West to southwesterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots during the day.
- 2 to 3 metres.
- Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres during the morning.
- Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.
- Large and powerful surf conditions in the afternoon and evening are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Saturday 1 June
- Southerly 15 to 25 knots decreasing to 10 to 15 knots during the evening.
- 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
- Southerly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2.5 to 3 metres during the morning.
- Partly cloudy. 90% chance of showers.