A light westerly breeze and a much less energetic ocean greeted early risers this morning. Gone are the long, powerful lines and instead we have our more typical 9-ish second period stuff coming from the SSE. It was 1.7 metres at 0800, so there were definitely a few chest plus wave faces to be found if you were keen. At 0900 conditions were such that only four people were in the water at Dee Why beach and none at the point. Curly was similarly lightly populated. In fact, the North Steyne to Queenscliff stretch at Manly looked the best option of the three beaches.
Outlook is for the current sub-10 second power levels to stick around through tomorrow, but there’s hope for a more energetic E-ESE pulse Wednesday and Thursday. Wind should generally be offshore in the morning hours too.
Have a great Monday everyone!
A slow moving high pressure system over the southern Tasman Sea extends a ridge over News South Wales waters. A cold front is forecast to bring a southerly change to the southern half of the coast later on Tuesday. A new area of high pressure will then build from the west on Wednesday.
Forecast for Monday until midnight
- Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable below 10 knots in the evening.
- Below 1 metre.
- Southeasterly 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning.
- Partly cloudy.
Tuesday 21 June
- Variable below 10 knots becoming northwesterly 10 to 15 knots before dawn then tending westerly in the late evening.
- Below 1 metre.
- Southeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
- Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers offshore, 50% chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore in the afternoon and evening.
Wednesday 22 June
- Westerly 15 to 20 knots tending southwesterly during the morning then decreasing to about 10 knots during the evening.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon or evening.
- 1st Swell
- Below 0.5 metres, tending southerly 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
- 2nd Swell
- Southeasterly 1.5 metres, tending easterly 1.5 metres during the morning.
- Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.