Well, not quite flat yet. There were still little knee to waist high sets showing up near Kiddies and a group of surfers up the beach from there suggests occasional waves to be had all the way to Longy.
Out at sea, the waverider buoys were seeing 0.9 m of 11 second energy from the ESE (120°) as of 0800. Wind was north 12-14 kts and tide was running in to the 1.45 m high at 1010. Skies were cloudless as we head to a high of 25C. Water is sitting on 18C.
The ECMWF swell model is predicting sub-1 m and 5-7 second periods through to Sunday. The GFS model is pretty much the same, although it shows a weak uptick into the 8-10 second range from the dead south, but it also shows swell heights at negligible 0.4-0.6 metres. So, probably not much in the way of wave riding opportunities through to next week…
Stay safe, wear your mask, maintain distance and book your vax asap, as that is the only way we’re getting out of the lockdowns.
Northerly winds will increase today as a cold front approaches from the west. This front will enter the far southern waters late this evening and moves across much of the southern and central parts of the coast during the first half of Thursday, bringing a west to southwesterly wind change in the wake, before weakening and stalling over the northern waters by late Thursday.
Forecast for Wednesday until midnight
- Northerly 15 to 25 knots.
- 1 to 2 metres.
- Southeasterly below 1 metre.
Thursday 12 August
Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Sydney Coast
- North to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds turning west to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the morning, then becoming south to southeasterly around 10 knots in the early afternoon.
- 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing below 1 metre during the afternoon.
- 1st Swell
- Northeasterly around 1 metre.
- 2nd Swell
- Southeasterly around 1 metre.
- Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore in the morning.
Friday 13 August
- Variable about 10 knots becoming westerly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
- Below 1 metre.
- Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
- Mostly sunny.