The wave machine slowed pretty much to a stop overnight and Sunday morning saw bright blue skies and north to northwest wind. Out at sea the swell was 0.8 m at 11 seconds from 152° (SSE). There was a faint line showing but the healthy crowd at kiddies looked to be doing a lot of sitting around and waiting.
Surf prospects currently look pretty ordinary for the next few days as average periods drop into the chop range, weather gets showery and swell stays small. Right now our best hopes seem more toward Thursday-Friday.
Disappointing to see from the cams that more and more folk are blowing off the exercise-only edicts and gathering in a way not really that distinguishable from pre-Covid times. The rest of us who are doing the right thing can’t get back to anything like normal as long as this behaviour continues. My guess is that patience is really going to run out when we start hearing about our local hospitals having to institute harsh triage. I’m double-dosed, but I still wear my mask when I go out because I know vaccination can’t stop me catching the virus and spreading it; it can ‘only’ dramatically decrease my odds of a severe case. We have to look after each other folks!
Stay safe everyone.
A cold front will push a south to southwesterly change from the far southern coast to the central coast through today, eventually reaching the northern coast on Monday. After this, southeast to southwesterly winds are likely to persist as a low pressure system develops well offshore over the Tasman Sea.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Sunday for Sydney Coast
- North to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots shifting south to southwesterly in the late afternoon. Winds reaching up to 30 knots during the morning and again in the late evening.
- 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
- East to northeasterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the afternoon.
Monday 13 September
- Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots turning southerly in the middle of the day.
- 1 to 2 metres.
- Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre around midday.
- Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers.
Tuesday 14 September
- Southerly 20 to 30 knots.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
- Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
- Cloudy. 95% chance of showers.