Another morning of waves for the fortunate folk near the coast. Sets at Dee Why were solidly into the overhead range on the bombs. The rest of the time it looked to be the chest to head high range on typical sets and waist to chest the rest of the time. The banks didn’t seem to be working too well with the 1.6 metre, 13-second SE swell. That’s not too surprising with a period like that. My guess is that all the open stretches will be subject to a high ratio of unmakeable shutdowns to actual rideable ones. And, as the pictures show, our COVID exercise crowds were abundant. Tide hits high at 0910 and is (quite) low again at 1510.
As always I’m keen to see what the Goat thinks of our prospects, so drop by later to find out what the wise one has to say about the coming surf week. My quick look at the charts suggests a tailing off of energy today and into the weekend, but then Huey might crank up the wave machine again for next week.
Stay safe, get vaxxed and have a great Thursday!
Winds over New South Wales Coastal Waters have eased as a large high pressure system approaches from the west. Settled conditions will prevail for much of the remainder of the week as the high moves slowly across the region, however hazardous surf conditions are likely to remain until early Thursday.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
- North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending west to northwesterly during the day. Winds reaching up to 20 knots at times.
- Around 1 metre.
- Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres.
- Mostly sunny.
Friday 10 September
- West to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots shifting east to southeasterly in the middle of the day then becoming east to northeasterly about 10 knots in the evening.
- 1 to 1.5 metres.
- Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres by early evening.
- Mostly sunny.
Saturday 11 September
- Northerly 15 to 20 knots.
- Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
- Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.