Heading to a hot one (35) later today so it’s nice that we had reasonable surf conditions as the day kicked off. Swell was 1.6 m at 9 seconds from the east, water was clean and 23, while the tide was dropping to a lowish 9.57 m at 1050. Wind was light from the NNW at 0730 and it’s going to accelerate into the 15-20 knot range by midday. As you can see from the pics, there were still a few shoulder high wave faces in the mix, but for the most part, it looked to be more like waist to chest range on most sets.
It looks to me like we should have waves again tomorrow but after that, well, I’m hoping the Goat will have an encouraging word or two when he drops his thoughts on the outlook later today.
Go well everyone!
North to northwesterly winds will freshen on Thursday morning ahead of a cold front which will bring a fresh southerly change to the southern waters on Thursday afternoon and northern waters on Friday. After this, winds will again become northerly and freshen on the weekend as a high pressure system moves to the Tasman Sea and a cold front approaches.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
- Northwesterly 15 to 20 knots turning northerly in the middle of the day.
- Around 1 metre.
- Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Friday 17 March
- Westerly 10 to 15 knots shifting east to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon.
- Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
- Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Saturday 18 March
- Northeasterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore in the afternoon and evening.
- Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
- Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
- Cloud clearing