Another corker of a Saturday with lots of wave options for the full spectrum of surf ability this morning. A light SW wind was fanning a liney 1.2m 13-second SSE swell that, according to the Bureau, should kick up as the day goes along. Lots of folks in the water along the Dee Why to Longy stretch and a similar crowd was up at the north end of the Collaroy-Narrabeen stretch. Set wave faces were into the shoulder high range, and the longer period is making it crunchy at times.
There’s a possibility of a shower later today as we head to a high of 20C. Water temp is still around the 18-19C mark. First tide of the daylight hours is a 1.56 high at 1045.
Tomorrow’s outlook is not as interesting as it might be. The southerly should be with us by around lunchtime today and it’s expected to still be hammering along for Sunday. So, your surf options will be limited to those few places that can do something with a south swell and south wind.
Go well with your Saturday everyone, and stay COVID safe!
A high pressure system is located over the northern Tasman Sea and will remain near stationary while weakening. Meanwhile, a cold front moving north along the central coast will weaken today in the far north. After this, another high is forecast to reach the Tasman Sea with winds easing and turning northerly by Monday.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Sydney Coast
- Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots tending southerly in the middle of the day. Winds may reach up to 30 knots at times in the afternoon and evening.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning.
- Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
- Becoming cloudy.
Sunday 26 September
- Southerly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots inshore in the late morning. Winds tending southeasterly in the late afternoon.
- 1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre by early evening.
- Southerly 2 to 2.5 metres.
- Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers in the early morning.
Monday 27 September
- East to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending north to northeasterly during the afternoon.
- Around 1 metre.
- Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
- Partly cloudy.