The crew at the point around 0800 were doing a fair amount of waiting, but every now and then a (briefly) chest high set would roll through to keep them keen. Wind was light from the north but will be coming around to the SE soon. A 14-second period on the 1.8 metre south swell is the cause of the waits – and the moments of reasonable size. Tide is currently filling into the 1050 1.84 m high. There were sunny breaks this morning, but the forecast is for showers to develop later (there’s an 80% chance of rain), so getting out ASAP is obviously the plan.
As usual, I’m keen to see what the Goat thinks about the coming week. Tomorrow looks big but rainy and onshore, but I’m wondering about the weekend for the early sessions…
Go well and check back later for the Goat’s words of wisdom!
A trough lies from northern inland NSW to the central part of the coast and is forecast to move slowly over the northeast during the next couple of days, followed by a surge of southerly winds along the coast during today and Friday. A high pressure system is then expected to move into the Tasman Sea by Saturday and extend a ridge along the coast.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
- Southerly below 10 knots tending southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the morning.
- Below 1 metre.
- Southerly 1.5 metres inshore, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.
- Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm late this afternoon and evening.
- 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.
Friday 17 November
Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Sydney Coast
- Southerly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots early in the morning. Winds becoming southeasterly 10 to 15 knots by the late afternoon and then easterly below 10 knots in the late evening.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 metre by early evening.
- Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
- Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.
Saturday 18 November
- Northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots during the day.
- Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.
- Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
- Partly cloudy.