Almost everything in place this morning. Sunny skies, a light NNW breeze, a mid-range high tide at 0940 and swell coming from the SE at 12 seconds. There’s just one problem, it’s less than a metre out at sea. There is a very small line trickling in, so if you’re keen take the mal or your nearest equivalent and hope for the odd little soft knee ankle to knee high bump.
From the shape of this morning’s swell models, we’re in for what could be a quiet stretch surfwise. If the ECM and GFS models have it right, we’ve got a week of paddling practice coming up. I hope the might Goat spots something hopeful when he casts the runes tomorrow evening…
In the meantime, go well one and all!
A high pressure system lies over the Tasman Sea, and will drift eastwards over the next few days. A cold front and associated west to southwesterly change look set to affect the southern waters on Wednesday, with a more substantial southerly change arriving with the passage of a cold front on Friday.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending west to southwesterly in the late evening.
1 to 2 metres.
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Thursday 15 April
Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots turning west to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots during the morning then tending west to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the late evening.
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
Southerly around 1 metre.
Friday 16 April
Southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning south to southeasterly during the day.
1 to 1.5 metres.
Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.