The southerly blew all day yesterday and all night too, so this morning sees 17-24 kts smashing up surf options at anything with exposure to the swell – such as it is. At 0700 the MHL buoy was seeing swell of 3.1 metres at 9.5 seconds, but it was dead south to even slightly SSW and that meant even the south magnets weren’t seeing much at all. The shot above was a taken after I’d been waiting for awhile to see a set, Experienced surfers will be unsurprised to hear that despite the valiant effort, the person flailing mightly in the picture was unable to get into that utterly gutless little lump.
And the outlook you ask? Why the Goat has you covered on that front, so read and become surf-wise!
Go well with your Friday
A broad trough of low pressure lies over northern New South Wales, while a ridge of high pressure extends into the southwest. A weak high will develop over the western Tasman Sea later Friday and Saturday, extending a ridge along the coast. A new trough is expected to deepen over the inland during Sunday and remain in the region through the coming week.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
Strong Wind Warning for Friday for Sydney Coast
- Southerly 20 to 30 knots, easing below 25 knots by late in the morning then decreasing to 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon. Winds turning east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the evening.
- 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing below 1 metre by early evening.
- Southerly 2 to 2.5 metres.
- Partly cloudy.
Saturday 18 November
- Easterly about 10 knots tending northeasterly 15 to 20 knots early in the morning.
- Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
- Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
- Partly cloudy.
Sunday 19 November
- Northeasterly 20 to 30 knots.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 metres during the afternoon or evening.
- Southerly below 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
- Mostly sunny.