Spa-like ocean temperatures off Sydney
Was toasty in the water this morning that's for sure. Actually I recall last year surfing in a springy all the way through to July! Wonder if it'll happen again.
Wetsuit? What are they? ;)
Oh God, if only.
Craig that 4th last deadies shot is sick. Almost seems like a new take on the speed blur
yup! Looking closer, is there a booger in the lip of the previous photo? and a guy trying to paddle way on the shoulder of the photo previous to that (5th from start)?
How big would you say that 4th last one is btw? I'd say 7ft? I'd even agree with 8.9ft
Anyway, those sorts of anomalies aren't due to the ekman transport are they? Even though the first map looks as though it could be...
Anyone that's been surfing early morning across the Southern NSW Coast the last couple of weeks and noticed the invitingly warm air and sand just beyond the shore-line and then once getting in the water the stupidly warm ocean should be interested in this.
This shows a strong tongue of the East Australian Current pushing down a lot further south than normal, with 22-23 degree water temperatures close to the coast, and further offshore, amazing 25 degree water!
This is a lot warmer than normal, and as you can see in this sea surface temperature anomaly chart (current temp difference to the long term climatical average) it's over 4+ degrees above average.
I don't think anyones complaining, and it's been a lot better in the ocean that out the last few mornings with those crisp south-westers.