Apart from the weak and tiny waves, it was a perfect morning for a surf along the beaches. At the better exposures, like south Curly where today’s pics come from, bomb set wave faces were approaching the chest high mark. Unfortunately, they few and far between. Mostly it was a case of sitting around and hopefully catching something in the knee to waist high range before it ran out of puff.
As of 0900, swell at sea was 1.4 metres at 9 seconds from the SSE and wind was coming faintly from WSW. First tide of the daylight hours was the low at 0945. Ocean’s on 18 and today’s high is expected to reach 21. Water is clean pretty much everywhere according to Beachwatch.
There’s not much in the way of swell on the cards for tomorrow and the rainy stuff will be back with us for a few days. Thursday could see the swell pulsing up into the interesting range from the NE and Friday could be bigger again. The wind call is for NE though, so we’ll have to see if it backs off enough to tidy up for the early crew.
Have a great day everyone!
A high pressure system moves in to the Tasman Sea today, with coastal winds shifting east to northeasterly. Winds will increase during the second half of the week as a low pressure system approaches from the west. This low looks set to cross the northern coast at the end of the week, before a new high extends across the region.
Forecast for Tuesday until midnight
- Variable about 10 knots becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the early afternoon.
- Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
- Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.
Wednesday 21 September
Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Sydney Coast
- Northeasterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore during the day.
- 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning.
- Southerly below 1 metre.
- Partly cloudy. 90% chance of rain.
Thursday 22 September
- Northeasterly 20 to 30 knots, easing to 20 to 25 knots during the afternoon.
- 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the evening.
- Northeasterly below 1 metre.
- Cloudy. 95% chance of showers.