Sorry, but if you wanted to go for a surf this morning, I’m afraid you’re pretty much out of luck. As the picture shows, there’s only an ankle to maybe calf-high line dribbling into the beach at Dee Why. The faint south swell is only 7 seconds apart and a metre out at sea. The Bureau expects it to build offshore during the morning but I think it’s highly unlikely to improve dramatically. In fact, since the SE wind is set to pick up at the same time, you’re safe to write it off today.
Outlook for the rest of the week is so-so. The ECM model shows only small and sub-10 sec period swell through to the weekend, Wavewatch is a little more hopeful, but not by much.
Have a great Monday!
A high pressure system near the Bight is pushing a ridge along the coast. The high will gradually drift across southeast Australia to reach the Tasman Sea on Tuesday, then it will become slow-moving.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
South to southeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots about the midday.
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 2 metres offshore during the morning.
Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.
Tuesday 1 October
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending north to northeasterly in the late morning and afternoon.
Around 1 metre.
Southerly 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
Wednesday 2 October
North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.