/reports/forecaster-notes/sydney-hunter-illawarra/2023/08/04/small-mixed-bag-weekend-best-sat-tricky
freeride76
Friday, 4 August 2023

Sat still looks the best day of the weekend as a trough and front terminating in a compact low approach from the W.

/reports/forecaster-notes/sydney-hunter-illawarra/2023/08/02/good-winds-s-facing-beaches-small-ne
freeride76
Wednesday, 2 August 2023

A massive high (1035 hPa) is currently moving over temperate NSW into the Tasman Sea, with a SE surge extending up the sub-tropical to tropical Eastern Seaboard, and a more N’ly flow south of Seal Rocks. In the wake of a strong front earlier this week we have still have moderate S swell trains propagating through the Tasman Sea which will be our main swell source through the short term.

/reports/forecaster-notes/sydney-hunter-illawarra/2023/07/31/mid-week-s-swell-pulse-then-nly-winds
freeride76
Monday, 31 July 2023

We’ve got a classic winter, stratified pattern with a high pressure belt over the continent, extending out into the Tasman Sea and a robust W’ly storm track below the maritime continent. We’ll see frontal intrusion into the Tasman early this week, with a small front passing into the Tasman today and a stronger system following behind it tomorrow- generating more pulses of S swell mid week.

/reports/forecaster-notes/sydney-hunter-illawarra/2023/07/28/small-clean-weekend-few-different-swell
freeride76
Friday, 28 July 2023

A trough and cold front are being rapidly shunted southwards by a blocking high which is moving NE into the sub-tropical Tasman and weakening. The current swell sources are all drying up leaving us with small background swells.

/reports/forecaster-notes/sydney-hunter-illawarra/2023/07/26/another-long-period-pulse-then-quiet
freeride76
Wednesday, 26 July 2023

A powerful front has passed through the Tasman, creating our current S’ly groundswell. A more compact but even stronger storm is right behind it, reaching peak strength halfway across the lower Tasman before slamming into the South Island.

/reports/forecaster-notes/sydney-hunter-illawarra/2023/07/24/flukey-long-period-s-swells-and
freeride76
Monday, 24 July 2023

Some powerful but zonal frontal activity will cross the far lower Tasman and send some long period S swell up the Tasman Sea pipe, some of which will wrap into the NSW Coast. Another frontal system then pushes into the Tasman Sea later this week and into the weekend. A typical winter week.

/reports/forecaster-notes/sydney-hunter-illawarra/2023/07/21/active-outlook-sly-winds-will-niggle
freeride76
Friday, 21 July 2023

Fridays S’ly change is linked to a robust front (and long angular trough of low pressure in the Tasman) and the northwards intrusion into the Tasman will bring plenty of directional S swell- up into the 4-5ft range at S facing beaches, bigger 6ft at least, on the Hunter

/reports/forecaster-notes/sydney-hunter-illawarra/2023/07/19/multiple-strong-swells-the-south-and
thermalben
Wednesday, 19 July 2023

Looks like we’ve got an upgrade in store for Thursday’s size. 

/reports/forecaster-notes/sydney-hunter-illawarra/2023/07/17/more-active-period-ahead-low-pressure-0
freeride76
Monday, 17 July 2023

We’ve got a mobile pattern this week with high pressure over NSW slipping out into the Tasman, before a trough and front push into the Tasman in advance of another high cell moving over Southern NSW into the Tasman. We’ll see quite a few wind changes this week as a result and modest upgrade in S swell energy as the trough and front develop a handy fetch in the Tasman

/reports/forecaster-notes/sydney-hunter-illawarra/2023/07/14/tiny-weekend-another-week-minor-s-swell
freeride76
Friday, 14 July 2023

Blocking high pressure in the Central Tasman has a ridge up the QLD Coast, with weak pressure gradients across NSW leading to pre-frontal N-NW winds. Not much surf on offer either day.