Monday, 10 April 2017

Sydney, Hunter and Illawarra Surf Forecast by Ben Matson (issued Monday 10th March)

Best DaysThurs/Fri: solid swells from the SE plus a smaller NE swell Thurs, with offshore winds. Sat/Sun: rebuilding S'ly swells, plus a small long range E'ly swell. Mainly favourable winds. Mon: rapidly easing SE swell with a slowly easing E'ly swell, and offshore winds. 

Friday, 7 April 2017

Easter outlook is UNREAL regardless with good winds and a solid mix of S/SE swells plus a couple of E/NE swells from these cyclones and their surrounding features.

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

The models every so slightly eaed back the stretch of the E’ly fetch out of Cook Strait, so the resulting E/SE swell for Thursday will be a little smaller and a little later in its arrival than was suggested on Monday.

Monday, 3 April 2017

Plenty of surf this week but tricky winds for the next few days.

Friday, 31 March 2017

The second half of next week looks unreal.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Saturday should be OK though it may be a little lumpy and leftover from Friday’s winds. 

Monday, 27 March 2017

On Sunday, a very long period (19-20+ second) S’ly groundswell - originating from a sneaky polar off the Ice Shelf south of SA this Wed and Thurs - is expected to make landfall across the Sydney region.

Friday, 24 March 2017

The models have ever so slightly delayed the backside phase of the Tasman Low for today, which means it’ll remain active for a little longer than anticipated in Wednesday’s notes, and will therefore provide good quality surf for more of the weekend.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

A new Tasman Low is developing at the moment, and it will generate a fresh S/SE swell that’s expected to build throughout the day

Monday, 20 March 2017

A broad inland trough across the eastern states is slowly shifting eastwards. It’s freshening NE winds about the Southern NSW coast but ultimately won’t generate much quality surf over the next few days, owing to a lack of strength in the surface wind field.