Weekend Surf Forecast 24th – 27th January, 2020
Sydney, Newcastle and the South Coast
It’s all about the NE swell over the long weekend. An initial upswing in short-range energy on Friday evening leads in a solid 3 to 4ft peak at the more exposed spots early on Friday; albeit under less-than-deal south to SE winds. There will still be a bit of leftover NE swell on offer on Saturday – and along with a token upswing in ESE windswell there should still be peaky options the vicinity of 2ft+ all day. From Sunday, however, we’ll start to see NE windswell quickly re-emerging as a ridge rebuilds over the western Tasman Sea. This will see NE energy picking up into Sunday arvo, leading in another day of consistent surf in the 3ft range on Monday.
Settling NE swell under south to SE winds. Up to 3 to 4ft across northern and open exposures early, fading to 2 to 3ft in the afternoon. Grading to a smaller 1 to 2ft+ across south facing beaches. WIND: Southerly 10 to 15 knots early, tending lighter SE to ESE in the afternoon.
Smaller NE swell mixing with ESE windswell, around 2ft+ across the exposed beaches, grading smaller elsewhere. WIND: SE to ESE 5 to 15 knots early, tending East in the late afternoon/ evening.
Mix of slight NE and SE windswells, initially up to 2ft across the more exposed beaches, ahead of a gradual increase in NE windswell into the afternoon. WIND: Light variable inshore early, tending North to 10 knots before turning NE 10 to 15 knots in the late afternoon/ evening.
Scope for renewed NE windswell, around 2 to 3ft+ across the more exposed beaches, picking up in the afternoon. Grading smaller elsewhere with size depending on exposure. WIND: Light NW to calm inshore early, turning NE 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon.