Happily surprised to see we still had waves when I climbed up to the RealSurf crowsnest for a look at conditions. Plenty of folk in the water chasing waist high sets along the beach and knee to maybe waist at the point. Skies were very hazy and wind was coming from the WNW at about 6-7 kts. The Sydney MHL buoy was seeing 1.8 seconds of 12-second SSE swell – which is at the high end of yesterday morning’s modelling. Tide was high at 0650 and is dropping to the low at 1240. Water quality should be good and Beachwatch says the ocean temp is 18C.
Might be worth a splash at your fave south swell magnet.
As for the week ahead, well, the amazingly reliable Goat has crafted his usual analysis of our prospects.
Have a great Friday!
A high pressure system over southeast Australia is shifting to the Tasman Sea, while a cold front approaches New South Wales from the west. This front will skim across southern New South Wales later today, with an associated southerly change pushing northwards along the coast tonight and Saturday. Another cold front looks set to pass to the south on Sunday, after which a new high is forecast to push a ridge over southeast Australia early in the new week.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
Variable about 10 knots becoming northerly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon.
Below 1 metre.
Southerly around 1 metre.
Saturday 28 September
Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Sydney Coast
North to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots shifting southerly 20 to 30 knots before dawn. Winds easing to 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon then becoming variable about 10 knots in the evening.
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 metre at night.
Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres around midday.
Sunday 29 September
Variable about 10 knots becoming north to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning then shifting southerly during the day.
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres during the evening.
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.