Not sure that you could actually catch anything at Dee Why this morning. The point’s definitely out of the question and I couldn’t see anyone along the beach from the RealSurf crowsnest. I’d say it was ankle to maybe, possibly, knee-thigh high. Curiously the MHL buoy was detecting 1.4 m of SSE at 14 seconds as of 0400. Tide was just coming off the low when I checked conditions for the first time today. It’s now coming into the high at 1230. Water is 23C and clean according to Beachwatch.
I’m seeing a few hopeful signs in the forecasts for an improvement to our prospects in a few days, so I’m keen to see what his Goatness has to say in his Thursday week-ahead predictions…
Go well with your Thursday!
A high pressure system near New Zealand extends a ridge to the north, while a weak low pressure trough lies on the northern New South Wales coast. This trough is expected to decay by the late morning, while a new high moves across Bass Strait to the Tasman Sea, where it is expected to strengthen as a cold front approaches from the west. This pattern will bring increasing northeasterly winds to most coastal areas during today and Friday. The front is expected to bring a southerly change to the far south coast late Saturday, continuing through central parts during Sunday and northern waters on Monday.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the late afternoon.
Below 1 metre.
Easterly below 1 metre.
Friday 31 January
Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Sydney Coast
Northeasterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots in the evening.
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres around midday.
Southerly below 1 metre.
Saturday 1 February
North to northeasterly 20 to 30 knots.
2 to 3 metres.
Southerly around 1 metre.