Only a faint breeze stirring along the beaches as of 0700 and, sadly, only a faint 1.25 metre, 8-second dead south swell too. The magnets are your only hope of a soft, knee to thigh-high groveller with maybe the odd waist plus set thrown into the mix to keep you hopeful. We’ll see what the Goat has to say later, but my quick read of the portents suggests that things will be staying quiet for the coming week. The possibility of a cyclone up north has been in the long-range models for a few days now, but this morning’s projections don’t show it coming anywhere near our swell window.
Have a great day and go well!
Update: went for a walk after filing the above report and had a look at the peaks at the Dee Why lagoon entrance. There were quite a few people chasing snappy waist plus low tide shories. Most rides ended in a quick shut down but a few were makeable enough for at least a couple manoeuvres. Wind was starting to chop it up by the time I was watching around 0900Weather Situation
A high pressure ridge will remain the dominant feature for the rest of the week, with winds shifting to the north to northeast on Thursday or Friday. These north to northeast winds will become fresh to strong along southern and central parts of the coastal waters by Friday and Saturday. The next trough is due on Saturday, bringing a gusty southerly change to southern and central parts by late Saturday.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Friday 8 December
Saturday 9 December