This morning started with everything in place. The wind was coming faintly from the NW under partly cloudy skies and those settings should stay in place all morning. Tide was dropping to a moderate 0.66 m low at 0845. The swell was a metre from the SSE with peak periods of 13 seconds. So, you should be able to snag the odd waist high set at best exposures, but I’d expect to be waiting around a fair amount for the rideable sets to turn up.
This morning’s swell models aren’t looking too exciting. They show the longer period stuff fading as we return to mainly sub-10 second east-ish stuff ahead of a southerly set of numbers by the work week’s end. Friday morning at south magnets could be a plan…
Northerly winds strengthening today ahead of a trough moving across southern coastal areas overnight shifting winds southwesterly behind the change. The trough pushes southerly winds into central regions during Wednesday and into the northern by Thursday.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
- Westerly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the middle of the day then becoming northerly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon.
- Below 1 metre.
- Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
- Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a severe thunderstorm during this afternoon and evening with large hail, damaging winds and heavy rain.
Wednesday 29 March
- North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the late morning. Winds turning west to southwesterly in the evening.
- Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres offshore during the morning.
- Southerly around 1 metre.
- Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Thursday 30 March
- Southwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning southerly during the afternoon.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
- Southerly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the morning.
- Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.