Thanks to 1.1m of 13 sec SSE swell along with some 10-sec east component, there were knee to maybe waist plus sets along the beach toward Long Reef this morning. Surface conditions were smooth for the early as the wind was out of the NW at 7-10 kts. The wind’s set to stay out of the westerly quarters today and it looks as though swell will bumble along at the same intensity too. Tide was low at 0520 and will be back to high at 1130. Weather should be partly cloudy as we get to a high of 19C. Water quality is good and temp is on 18C according to Beachwatch.
Surf prospects haven’t changed much in the last 24 hours, so we’re still looking at an east pulse in the waist plus range beginning to make itself felt by Thursday. Wind’s expected to be light and offshore with sunny weather. By Friday the energy levels should be up again (I’m hoping for up to head high on sets at the best exposures), the wind offshore and the weather sunny. With luck the good conditions will peak on Saturday but last into Monday.
Have a great day everyone!
A deep low east of Tasmania is directing generally westerly winds over the New South Wales coast today. The low is forecast to weaken and move eastwards today, allowing a ridge to extend over New South Wales, delivering southerly winds to most coastal waters later today. Winds are expected to tend northerly from later on Wednesday and then increase during Thursday, ahead of a cold front, which will bring a west to southwesterly change on Friday.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
- West to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning southwesterly in the early afternoon.
- 1 to 1.5 metres.
- Easterly below 1 metre.
- Mostly sunny. 60% chance of showers.
Wednesday 17 August
- South to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots, increasing to 20 to 25 knots during the late morning then decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening.
- 1 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre later in the evening.
- Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
- Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.
Thursday 18 August
- Northwesterly about 10 knots tending north to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the morning and increasing up to 25 knots offshore later in the evening.
- Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the late afternoon.
- 1st Swell
- Southerly 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
- 2nd Swell
- Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the late afternoon.
- Partly cloudy.