Wild and crazy this morning as big ECL energy smashes into the Sydney coast. Swell at sea as of 0740 was 4.3 metres at 12 seconds apart from 90°. Wind was coming from the SSE at 9-10 kts, so as you can see, the ocean was extremely rough. A good day for ocean watching, but not so good for surfing. In fact, it’s only for the super fit and experienced (assuming you can find something smooth enough to ride)
The water is likely to be sketchy at many spots thanks to all the rain.
Speaking of sketchy water, I reckon there might be a wave at Neilsen Park if you don’t mind risking your health in the harbour swill.
I’m heading out with the camera later, so check back for a few more snaps.
Go well everyone!
A low pressure system lies on a deep coastal trough off the New South Wales coastline. The low, together with a high in the Great Australia Bight, will work together to generate fresh to strong south to southwesterly winds along the coast today, and an large easterly swell. Conditions are expected to ease from this evening as the low weakens and slips south.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
Southerly 20 to 25 knots turning southwesterly 15 to 25 knots in the morning.
1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Easterly 4 metres, decreasing to 3 metres by early evening.
Southerly around 1 metre.
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Saturday 8 May
West to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning north to northwesterly below 10 knots in the middle of the day.
1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Easterly 2.5 to 3 metres, decreasing to 2 metres during the afternoon.
Sunday 9 May
Variable about 10 knots.
Below 1 metre.
Easterly 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the morning.