Sunday morning saw offshore WSW breezes for the early and a 7 second period 2.7m wind swell from the S-SSE. Inshore you’d be lucky to see much above shoulder high faces on sets, but magnets might have the odd bigger one. Lots of showers out to sea as I write this and the wind should be picking up soon. Rain is a certainty according to the Bureau. Beachwatch says the water has slipped down another degree to 19C. Given the high is going to be 16C, I’m guessing a steamer is the plan.
Tomorrow looks like being problematic windwise, but Tuesday, particularly for the early could potentially be more interesting. Wave energy levels look like being maybe a little less than today’s peak, but right now it appears that there should be surfable stuff around the waist high range give or take for the rest of the week.
Here in California things continue along in usual summer fashion. Santa Barbara is flat, but as you head south toward Mexico, the SW groundswell becomes a factor. Once again we had tiny, barely surfable stuff in Ventura, but very fun looking head to head plus at magnets like Trestles down south of LA. Your correspondent may or may not be able to stay in touch over the next 4 days as he’ll be out on Santa Cruz Island just off the Ventura-Santa Barbara coast. If there’s an internet connection, I’ll try to get a few postcards to you.
Go well with your Sunday!
A high pressure system lies over southeast Australia for the remainder of the week, before shifting into the southern Tasman Sea on Monday. This will maintain mostly southeast to southwesterly winds over New South Wales waters.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Sunday for Sydney Coast
- South to southwesterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots during the morning. Winds turning southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon.
- 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
- Southerly 2 to 2.5 metres, tending southeasterly 2 metres later in the evening.
- Cloudy. Near 100% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Possible waterspouts.
Monday 24 June
- Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore during the morning and early afternoon.
- 1 to 1.5 metres.
- Southeasterly 2 to 2.5 metres.
- Partly cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Tuesday 25 June
- Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the morning.
- Below 1 metre.
- Southeasterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
- Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers.
POSTCARDS FROM CALI