As of 0300 there was no sign of the 2.5-3 m swell per the Bureau’s call in this morning’s forecast. The MHL buoy was seeing 1.3 m of sse swell at close to 11 seconds. There didn’t seem to be much down south either. So, will it kick up? Hard to say, but my guess is that the dawn patrol won’t see anything too dramatic. First tide’s a high about 0800. Wind was a steady westerly of around 10 kts at 0400, and predawn temp was a toasty 10-11C. Should waarm up to 20C later. Ocean’s still on 19C too.
Outlook is for surfable conditions across the next three days…
Meanwhile here in soCal another south west pulse is lighting up southern Orange county, so your correspondent plans to make a trek to the intensely crowded peaks of Trestles…will he even get a wave?
A high pressure system near the Bight is extending a ridge toward New South Wales, while a front over the western Tasman Sea moves east, maintaining southwesterly winds across the coast. Westerly winds will increase on Wednesday as another front skims across the southeast later Wednesday into early Thursday, and this front will be followed by a somewhat weaker front early Friday.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
- Westerly 20 to 25 knots tending southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning and early afternoon.
- 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1.5 metres around midday.
- Southerly 2.5 to 3 metres.
Wednesday 17 July
Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Sydney Coast
- Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending westerly 15 to 25 knots before dawn then increasing to 20 to 30 knots in the evening.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres by early evening.
- Southerly 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2 metres by early evening.
Thursday 18 July
- West to southwesterly 20 to 30 knots.
- 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon or evening.
- Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 4 metres during the afternoon.
POSTCARD FROM CALI