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Hello Friends,

The Bureau has a strong wind warning for today for stiff southerlies, but as of 0830 it was WSW 13-19 kts, so the mix of ESE and south swell was delivering clean, if pretty lined up shoulder to head plus sets at Dee Why. The beach looked like a long shot, with lots of walled-out, shutting down sets, while the point was both smaller and less consistent. The MHL buoy was showing 2 metres of SE at close to 12 seconds apart, so expect the sets to pack a punch. Another day for beginners to sit it out. Obviously with the forecast, the plan is to hit it before the southerlies do. Tide range is less than a metre with the 1240 1.24 m high being just 40 cm above the low at 1750. Beachwatch is calling Pollution Unlikely for Dee Why and water is still a mild 22.

Swell’s expected to dial back tomorrow, but it should still be in the fun size range with likely offshore conditions on what the Bureau tells us should be a mostly sunny day. With any luck the energy levels will still be in the surfable range for morning sessions on Wednesday and Thursday.

Have a top old Monday!

 

Typical set
Shutting down along the beach

Weather Situation

A weakening low pressure system lies off the New South Wales coast today, as a high passes to the south. The low will move gradually east today, with southerly winds developing along much of the coast in its wake. Behind this, a new high is forecast to extend a ridge across southeast Australia during the coming days, with coastal winds gradually easing as the high passes overhead mid-week.

Forecast for Monday until midnight

Strong Wind Warning for Monday for Sydney Coast

Winds
Southerly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots in the late morning and early afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
1st Swell
Easterly 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the afternoon, then tending southeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres by early evening.
2nd Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore.

Tuesday 14 May

Winds
Southeast to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the late evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
1st Swell
Southeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then tending easterly around 1 metre by early evening.
2nd Swell
Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending southerly around 1 metre around midday, then increasing to 1.5 metres later in the evening.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 50% chance of showers.

Wednesday 15 May

Winds
Southerly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre, decreasing below 0.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southerly 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy.