May 18 2008

Starting sunny

Published by at 8:46 am under Surf reports

messing about in boats

Hello Friends,

Seems the realsurf report uploader broke when we upgraded some code last night. So, only those of you who have got in the habit of checking this out will have something to read until we get it fixed.

From the forecast, I’d been lead to believe we’d have lashing winds and threatening skies. They’re right about the temp though. Just 14 up here on Collaroy Plateau. Anyway, the surf situation is as expected: utterly flat and hopeless where Dee Why’s concerned.

Here’s the Bureau’s summary for this morning:

A Low is developing in the Tasman Sea. It is expected to deepen rapidly during the day, with southwesterly winds over coastal waters increasing to gale force, chiefly offshore. The Low will move towards New Zealand on Monday and winds will ease as a High ridges eastwards over New South Wales.

What microscopic waves we have are coming from the south at 6sec apart and only a metre or so. The wind is coming though.

Again, to quote from the Bureau:

W 15/25 knots tending SW during the morning and increasing to 20/30 knots, reaching 34/40 knots offshore in the afternoon/evening.Sea: Rising to 2 to 3 metres and to 3.5 to 4.5 metres offshore..Swell: S below 1 metre increasing to 2 metres late afternoon and evening.
Monday: Wind: SW 25/35 knots, easing gradually to 13/18 knots.Sea: 2.5 to 3.5 metres abating to 1.5 to 2 metres.Swell: S 2.5 to 3 metres. (computer models reckon 8-9sec period)

Hope you get up to fun stuff today. Kite flying sounds promising!

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