Jun 24 2008

More waves to play with

Published by at 8:19 am under Uncategorized

Little lines at the point at 0730

Hello Friends,

Nippy again this morning, but happily there’s a reason to brave the burrrr. At Dee Why, the best waves are up the beach toward Long Reef, but there are a few to be had at the point as well. Size is around the chest to shoulder high mark on the bigger ones at the beach and knee to chest high at the point.

And the good news is that it’s set to possibly improve… dig this from the Bureau’s summary:

A long period southerly swell will develop from the south today in the wake of the Tasman Sea front, and whilst most of the swell will move out into the Tasman Sea there may be sufficient strength in the waves about southern facing beaches to result in some dangerous surf conditions.

As I write this, there is no sign of a change to the period settings for Sydney. Overnight, it dropped back from about 9 to 8 seconds. The size is still around the 1.5 metre mark and the direction is SSE. However, at around midnight, the Eden buoy popped up from an average of 9 to nearly 12 seconds, and the size went from under two to close to 3 metres. That’d be a thumping swell if it holds at those settings up here. Batemans Bay started ramping up around 6 hours later, so, I’d say that swell isĀ  coming our way. My guess is that if we get anything, we should see obvious signs by mid-afternoon, but there could be forerunners arriving late this morning.

I worked up a forecast last night, but I might re-jig it this morning and post it later.

We have a technical issue this morning with our daily pic gallery, so if you’d like to see my pics, you’ll need to jump over to my blog. Naturally our tech guru is frantic at work, so not sure how quickly he’ll be able to get onto it…

Have yourself a top old day and check back because I plan to put up at least one update re this (potential) swell.

better lines along the beachy

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