Oct 17 2007

17 Oct 07 & messy

Published by at 7:59 am under Surf reports


Hello Friends,

15-30 kts of southerly whipping up seas all along the east coast this morning. The swell’s pushed up with it and if you’re in a boat off Sydney, particularly one near the MHL buoy, you’re looking at 4-6 metres of sea and swell. The average period is around 10 seconds, so we’re seeing wave faces into the head high plus range in semi-protected corners.

The Bureau says the wind should back off a little by lunchtime (18-23 kts) and even more by this evening (13-18 kts). The problem is that wind will go around more to the SE as it slackens. Naturally, as Huey backs off the breeze maker, the surf energy will fade as well.

Tomorrow the call is for SE 10-15 kts in the morning, going around to 15-20 kts in the afternoon. There should still be some small S to SE windswell around though, so if Thursday’s your surf day, you’re in with a chance of a little something. There might be something little on Friday morning, but the weekend looks fairly uninteresting for surfing.

And that will work for those of us at the Surfrider Foundation weekend conference at North Narrabeen’s Coastal Environment Centre. No naughty waves to distract us from talking about surf and surf related topics!

It’s also looking like Sunday should be a pretty benign set of circumstances for the Conference’s activism item – a mass paddle out. The paddle out is open to anyone (it’s a public beach after all!), but if you’re going to be part of the conference itself, we really need you to register so that we won’t come up short for the food and conference packs (lotsa goodies). You can register online here: http://tinyurl.com/39w8y9

Have yourself a top old day!

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