Well, the hopeful forecasts for something surfable this morning don’t seem to have panned out. At least the smoke haze isn’t as bad. Wind was light NW at 0730 and swell at sea was a metre from the dead south at 12 seconds according to the MHL data from 0600. As the picture shows, it was pretty close to flat at the Dee Why end. Given the period, there could still be the very occasional waist high bump at optimal exposures, but that’s about it.
If you’re wondering how the prospects of a wave look for the coming week, then may I refer you to that most steadfast of steadfest surf prognosticators, the Mighty Goat.
Go well with your Friday!
A strong slow-moving high pressure system over the Tasman Sea is expected to maintain a ridge over New South Wales into next week. A cold front is expected to move through the south coast later on Tuesday before moving further north during Wednesday.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
- Northerly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the evening.
- Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres by early evening.
- Southerly around 1 metre.
- Mostly sunny.
Saturday 16 September
- Northerly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore early in the morning and again in the evening.
- 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
- Southerly below 1 metre.
Sunday 17 September
- Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots tending westerly during the morning then shifting north to northeasterly during the day.
- Below 1 metre.
- Northeasterly below 1 metre.