Looking like a stunning morning for Sydney surfers, particularly at south magnets. Wind was light early from the WNW and it’s expected to stay that way through the morning before drifting around to the SE. Swell should start building before long as it heads into the 2+ metre range for later today and into tomorrow. In fact, tomorrow morning is looking really attractive – so long as you’re an advanced intermediate to experienced surfer.
Meanwhile, as the picture of Santa Barbara’s answer to Kirra – Sandspit – shows,it’s still micro and weak along this section of California’s coast. Waves are into the fun range if you get south of LA county or north of Point Conception. Neither of those options are open to your correspondent, particularly as we head into the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
Have a great day and I’ll send another postcard when I get the chance.
A high pressure system over the Bight extends a ridge across northern New South Wales and the tail end of a cold front will clip the south coast today bringing windy conditions to much of the southern coast. The high will become dominant over southeast Australia through to Friday, promoting generally settled weather with light to moderate onshore winds developing. Winds will shift northerly and increase at the end of the week as the high moves to the Tasman Sea and a trough approaches from the west.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
- Westerly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore during the morning. Winds shifting east to southeasterly below 10 knots in the early afternoon then becoming east to northeasterly in the evening.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
- Southerly 2 to 2.5 metres.
- Large and powerful surf conditions in the afternoon and evening are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Thursday 24 November
- Variable about 10 knots becoming south to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day then turning easterly in the late afternoon.
- Around 1 metre.
- Southerly 2.5 to 3 metres.
- Mostly sunny.
- Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Friday 25 November
- East to southeasterly below 10 knots tending northeast to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
- Below 1 metre.
- Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.
- Mostly sunny.