Jul 17 2007

Tuesday looking pretty tiny

Published by at 8:19 am under Surf reports

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Hello Friends,

Cold and just about flat along the northern beaches this morning. Out at sea, the MHL buoy is showing about a metre of south swell trickling along at around 9 seconds apart. There’s no obvious sign of any improvement to conditions in the data coming from other buoys up and down the coast. But the Bureau’s forecast and the swell models are pointing toward imminent change over the next 24-36 hours.

The wind is due to stay out of the NW at about 10-15 kts this morning, but should pick up and start the swing around to the SW late today and overnight.

Tomorrow the Bureau is saying we’ll have SW 25/33 knots increasing to 30/35 knots offshore in the afternoon. It doesn’t look as though the swell will really start to build until late in the day Wednesday, if then. I’ll be keeping a close eye on it of course!

Thursday’s looking like being a cold and windy winter’s day, so I’m not too optimistic about a repeat of the conditions we had last week. However, I’m hoping it will still be reasonably video-genic because I’m looking forward to putting the latest High Def camcorder from Canon through its paces. The HV20, as it’s known, certainly looks the goods on paper…

Speaking of video, if you haven’t checked it out yet, find a spare eight minutes and check out the footage (see news story, right) I got at a truly massive south Narrabeen last week. As soon as my magazine workload lets up, I’ll release a follow up vid from the session that went down the next day…

Go well!

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