Heaps of people getting their exercise in the surf zones this morning. Set waves were head high to a bit more on the reasonably consistent bombs.
Swell was a couple metres at 10 seconds from the SE (155°) and wind was WNW at 9-13 kts as of 0800. Skies were sunny at 0800 and it was a very brisk 5C. It should warm up to 17C later and the wind will come around to the north at lunchtime. Ocean is still on 19C, tide was high at 0635 and will be low again at 1215.
Energy levels should decline slowly but steadily across the day and then it looks as though we’ll be back to tiny by tomorrow. Don’t forget to check back this evening for the Goat’s weekend-week ahead surf outlook.
Take care and take your mask when you go out!
A low pressure system lies over the Tasman Sea, while a high is drifting over eastern Australia. Between these systems southerly winds are affecting much of the New South Wales coast this morning. Conditions will ease during the day as the high moves across the state to the Tasman Sea. Winds are set to increase again at the end of the week as the next front moves across southeast Australia.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
- South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting northerly in the early afternoon.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres later in the evening.
- Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres later in the evening.
- Partly cloudy.
- Large and powerful surf conditions in the early morning are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Friday 23 July
- Northerly 15 to 25 knots.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon.
- Southerly around 1 metre.
- Cloudy. 70% chance of showers.
Saturday 24 July
- North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots tending west to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the day.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon.
- Southerly below 1 metre.
- Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.