Nice, approachable little waist to chest high lines coming into Dee Why this morning. The banks are still kinda ho-hum and most of the energy is missing the point, but even so, it’s looking inviting.
Wind should be offshore all day, the weather should stay sunny and the swell, while getting smaller, should be surfable throughout.
As of 0800 swell at sea was 1.4m at 13 seconds from 157° (SSE). Tide was heading toward the 1.57m high at 0935. It’s back to a 0.42m low at 1540. Today’s temp should top out at 25C, so RealSurf HQ’s solar panels should pump out around 35 kWh of free juice.
Today’s Thursday so that should mean a freshly baked Goat’s surf forecast before dinner tonight. He got a bit caught up in Goatly matters last week and ‘missed’ filing ‘on time’. At any rate it’ll be illuminating as always to see what he thinks about the surf week to come…
Stay well, stay masked and get everyone you know to vax up to protect themselves and the rest of us too. It’d be so good to blow past 90% double-vaxxed before Christmas!
A low pressure system over the Tasman Sea is moving further east towards New Zealand, as a high pressure system near the Bight pushes a ridge across the state and is the dominant feature. This is causing winds to ease further today. A southerly change associated with a cold front is forecast to cross southern waters on Friday, and then extend north on Saturday.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
- Westerly 10 to 15 knots tending north to northwesterly in the morning then shifting westerly in the late evening. Winds reaching up to 20 knots offshore in the evening.
- Around 1 metre.
- Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Friday 24 September
- West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots turning northerly in the late morning then tending northwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the evening.
- Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore by early evening.
- Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre around midday.
Saturday 25 September
- Northwest to southwesterly 15 to 20 knots becoming southwesterly 15 to 25 knots during the morning then tending southerly 20 to 30 knots during the day.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.
- Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon.
- Becoming cloudy.