The day started out with just a hint of NNW breeze and clear skies. Unfortunately, the predictions were correct about our swell prospects – or rather, lack thereof. Out at sea, the wave rider buoys were bobbing in a 7-second period 1.3 metre NE wind swell before 0700. Not helping matters from a surf perspective, the tide was coming in to a swampy 1.86 m high at 0710.
If you’re determined to get a wave, take your most buoyant surf toy because you’ll need all the displacement you can get. Wave faces on the sets were struggling to make the thigh-high mark when I grabbed the snaps.
Weather call is for mostly sunny with a high of 32, so parking at the beach will be at a premium. The wind should swing SE this afternoon, but it doesn’t look like bring the swell up much. Tomorrow will see a return to showery and southerly conditions – and the forecast says the showers will be with us all week. At this stage, I’m picking Thursday morning as the best prospect of a wave and light wind early…
Go well with your Sunday!
Fresh northerly winds as a high pressure system moves into the Tasman Sea. A strong cold front is expected during today and Monday, bringing another fresh to strong southerly change.
Forecast for Sunday until midnight
- North to northeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore during the morning. Winds shifting south to southwesterly in the evening.
- 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
- Southerly below 1 metre.
- Mostly sunny.
Monday 20 March
Strong Wind Warning for Monday for Sydney Coast
- Southerly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots in the late morning and early afternoon. Winds tending southeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the late evening.
- Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
- 1st Swell
- Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon.
- 2nd Swell
- Northeasterly around 1 metre.
Tuesday 21 March
- Southeasterly 15 to 25 knots turning easterly during the afternoon.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
- 1st Swell
- Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres.
- 2nd Swell
- East to northeasterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the afternoon or evening.