Weekend Surf Conditions 20th – 22nd September, 2019
Sydney, Newcastle and the South Coast
As Thursday’s solid ESE swell slowly fades away over the next 24 hours, it’s progressively superseded by a building trend in NE windswell; setting in on Friday and coming to a head on Saturday. This points to a full day of consistent, albeit disorganised and bumpy surf, mostly running at 3 to 5ft across open beaches all day. The only missing element is offshore winds. Instead, we’ll be contending with an oblique, northerly flow; fresh enough to add a fair component of sea-state into the mix throughout the day. The surf will be smaller by Sunday morning – but it may well be the pick of the bunch. The tail end of the NE swell will stil be offering up still fun-sized, albeit quickly fading surf under early offshore WSW/SW winds, so it’s well worth setting some time to get amongst it while it lasts.
ENE swell transitions NE and gradually building. Around 2 to 3ft+ exposed beaches early, building to 3 to 4ft+ in the afternoon. WIND: Northerly, NNE 10 to 15 knots, turning NE and freshening to 15 to 25 knots in the afternoon, up to 20 to 30 knots later.
Short range NE swell peaks in the morning and slowly eases. Mostly ranging from 3 to 5ft exposed open beaches with scope for larger 4 to 5ft+ sets at NE swell-magnets. Otherwise rapping at lower levels elsewhere with size depending on exposure. WIND: Northerly, NNE 10 to 20 knots.
Fading NE swell. Slower sets up to 3 to 4ft at the most exposed open beaches early, easing to 2 to 3ft+ during the day and settling in the afternoon. Wrapping at lower levels elsewhere with size depending on exposure. WIND: SW, SSW 10 to 15 knots, quickly easing and tending SE to ESE in the afternoon, then light East in the evening.