Sydney Surf Forecasts

Ben Macartney

Ben Macartney's Regional Outlook

Updated 17 Feb 2020 @ 8:50 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
    A renewed building trend in SSE groundswell sets in throughout Tuesday, starting out around the 2 to 4ft mark ahead of a stronger increase into the afternoon/ evening. This holds potential for strong, 4 to 6ft+ peaks late on Tuesday, settling to a still powerful 3 to 5ft by Wednesday morning.

    This impending increase arises from the re-intensification of ex-tropical cyclone Uesi as an extratropical low over the last 48 hours. The storm stalled just west of New Zealand's South Island, setting up a slow-moving, 30 to 40kt+ SSE to SE fetch throughout Sunday. Historically, groundswells arising from this quadrant of our swell window have exceeded expectations, so it's worth anticipating set waves a foot or two above forecast levels as the groundswell shows peak size later Tuesday through early Wednesday.

     

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