"Stay happy and you'll be perfectly fine" - Jack Norris

Clean and rideable Friday morning

Hello Friends,

Another smooth morning with waves in the waist-plus range on sets for Sydneysiders. Wind was 6-9 kts WSW when I grabbed the pics around 0930. Swell out at sea was 2.6 metres at 9 seconds and coming from 186 ° (ie south by SSW), so most of the energy is arcing away from the coast. Weather was partly cloudy with the odd sunny break but there’s still an 80% chance of showers. RealSurf HQ recorded 62mm of rain yesterday, so it was unsurprising to see that Beachwatch is advising that pollution is possible at Dee Why (and elsewhere).

Wondering about the surf prospects? Well, the Mighty Goat dispensed his latest wave wisdom yesterday and, as always, I commend it to you.

Weather Situation

A trough over central New South Wales waters may develop a low pressure system off the Illawarra coast later in the morning. This system is expected to remain near the coast today and then move away to the southeast on Saturday. After this, a new high pressure system will extend a ridge across from the west. The next cold front is forecast to arrive during the first half of next week.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds
West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots inshore early in the morning. Winds tending northwest to northeasterly in the morning then becoming west to northwesterly about 10 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Saturday 8 June

Strong Wind Warning for Saturday for Sydney Coast

Winds
Westerly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore during the day. Winds turning southwesterly in the early afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
Swell
Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre around midday.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Sunday 9 June

Winds
Southwesterly 15 to 25 knots, decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon or evening.
Swell
Southerly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.