Feb 29 2008

Rain’s gone, wind’s here.

Published by at 6:40 am under Surf reports

Dee Why at daybreak

Hello Friends,

Well, the rain seems to have finished along the northern beaches this morning. Wind is light SW for those who don’t mind the 16 degree temp. Swell is averaging around 4 metres out at sea, but it is dead south and the average period is around the 9 sec mark, so there isn’t a tremendous amount getting into protected corners such as Dee Why. There were a few hardy types out on surf rescue board at around 0700 when I had a look at the aforesaid stretch of sand. Sets were shoulder high, but not looking particularly powerful.

From the look of the buoy data, the swell peaked last night. However, the forecast is for the wind to kick back up into the 25-33 kt range (up to 40 kts out at sea), and that should drive the swell size back up. Tomorrow the call is for 20-30 kts of southerly early, fading as the afternoon comes along.

Looks like a beautiful leap year day coming up for us, so go well with your endeavors and stay happy.

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