Sydney Surf Forecasts

Ben Macartney

Ben Macartney's Regional Outlook

Updated 20 Feb 2019 @ 11:24 AM (local)
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The surf heights forecasted for Sydney

Please consider your local spots specific orientation to the coast and any local idiosyncrasies that may also effect the swell in relation to this regional forecast.

  • Swell analysis

    Summary
    The coming week is now looking complex to say the least. Along with TC Oma over the Coral Sea, we also have new sources of SSE and SE swell in the mix leading into Friday and the weekend; not to mention strong onshore winds that are set to put a major dampener on wave quality right rough to early next week.

    It won't be until later on Thursday that we start to see a more substantial push in NE groundswell moving in beneath more consistent SE windswell - but this still looks fairly modest; building to 2 to 4ft levels during the afternoon and possibly a foot bigger by Friday morning. There's still likely to be powerful NE groundswell in the mix this weekend; emanating from a compact NNE/NE/ENE wind-field spanning TC Oma's eastern quadrant - but exactly how big this will be is obscured by the onset shorter-period SSE and SE swells.

     

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