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Long lines on Friday morning

Hello Friends,

It was waist to chest plus on sets at the point this morning and, while bigger, it was shutting down relentlessly along the beach. Wind was WNW at 5-7 kts, which is the way it should continue until late afternoon when it’s expected to swing more SW and pick up. The swell was 1.4 metres and close to dead south with a period of 14 seconds (hence the long lines). The tide hits low at 1005, and then there’s a sub-1 metre swing back to the high at 1630.

You’ll want to enjoy the benign conditions today, because Huey’s throwing the switch to vaudeville tomorrow by the looks of things. The Bureau’s hoisted a gale warning, it’ll be raining and the south swell’s predicted to ramp up into the 3-ish metre range. Oh, and the high for Saturday’s going to be 17 after an overnight low of 12. The chilly nights and showery weather promise to be a feature for the next week…

Have a top old Friday!

Weather Situation

A cold front over the Southern Ocean is expected to bring a strong southerly change to southeast Australia today. It is expected to reach the far north coast of New South Wales by Saturday afternoon and a trough of low pressure is forecast to develop over the Tasman Sea. The southerly airstream between the high and the trough over the Tasman is expected to be maintained through to next week.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

West to northwesterly about 10 knots tending southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the late evening.
Below 1 metre.
Southerly 1.5 metres.
Partly cloudy.

Saturday 18 May

Gale Warning for Saturday for Sydney Coast

Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots turning southerly 25 to 30 knots before dawn. Winds reaching up to 35 knots during the morning and early afternoon.
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning.
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 3 metres by early evening.
Cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.

Sunday 19 May

Southerly 20 to 30 knots turning southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the day.
1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
1st Swell
Southerly 2 to 3 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the evening.
2nd Swell
Below 0.5 metres, tending southeasterly 1 to 2 metres during the morning.
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers.