You had to be patient, but there were head high sets every now and then at the point this morning. The beach was equally inconsistent and it looks as though the 1.7 metre 14 second period SSE is mostly shutting down the open stretches. Tide was high at 0720 and will be back to low at 1300. Air quality is rated poor by the Dept of Planning and Environment and the smoke haze is going to be around all day. Weather otherwise should be sunny as we head to a high of 23. The wind will swing NE this afternoon, so the plan is to go sooner rather than later.
Outlook for tomorrow and Friday is for similar conditions, give or take. And we might even have waves through the weekend.
Go well and beginners, maybe give it a pass today.
A strong high pressure system centred over southern New South Wales is slowly drifting eastward, to be followed by a broad ridge of high pressure for the rest of the week and over the weekend. A low pressure trough is forecast to brush the southeast coast of New South Wales late Friday into Saturday.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
- North to northwesterly about 10 knots tending northeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon then tending northerly in the late evening.
- Below 1 metre.
- Southerly 1.5 metres.
- Surf conditions may be more powerful than they appear and are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Thursday 14 September
- Northerly 10 to 15 knots.
- Below 1 metre.
- Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre around midday.
Friday 15 September
- Northerly 15 to 25 knots.
- Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the evening.
- Southerly around 1 metre.
- Mostly sunny.