Let’s spend a moment to think about the Anzacs. Right that’s done, now let look at whats happening this weekend!
Looking at the charts below, we can see a cold front that is swinging its way up the coast over the next few days. That is going to drop the temps down a bit and swing that wind Southerly most likely with a lot of wet stuff falling.
Depending on where you are on the coast will obviously determine when that wind swings. Seabreeze thinks currently sometime early Sunday morning but I’ve seen that about 6 hours out before so keep an eye on the charts down the coast on Saturday to see if its swung yet.
Seabreeze is also calling a Northerly breeze late Friday into Saturday and this is probable as its been the trend for most the recent southerlies. (It’s not a sea breeze people!)
So, Where does that leave us Sydney Siders? Well, lets look at the facts.
- Most people will be drinking this weekend, that really gets in the way.
- The traffic will be shit as its the end of Easter long holidays
- This wonderful sunny period can’t last forever!
For these reasons I’m personally going to stick around Sydney but I’m hearing of a few trips south. I personally don’t want to blow my weekend sitting in traffic so will stick local. You’ll find me somewhere on the Beaches or maybe doing some lessons at Botany. But there is wind to be had so get out there! Remember, Double-Demerits this weekend and there is ALWAYS a cop on the road from Dee Why to Long Reef!!
There is a SUP demo on at Kurnell on Saturday (see below) held by James Grundigs at Alliance Kite Gear
Have you seen the forecast for the next week? Its looking pretty crazy! There is only one problem. Sydney sucks in a west to southwest breeze!! There are a few local options like Boat Harbor but to make the most of it you are probably going to need to get right outta dodge and hit some classic winter kite spots.
The lakes at The Entrance can offer super flat conditions. Usually quite gusty but epic none the less. Launching can be sketchy off the grass and near the trees but its a great spot.
Hawks Nest also offers awesome, slightly safer conditions. The big bay keeps the chop down and will usually give you somewhere to wash up if there is an issue.
The only issue is school holidays and easter and all that jazz. Traffic will be a nightmare and accommodation will be expensive.
But there are your 2 best options. I know where I’m going!
If anyone is keen let me know.
The end of daylight savings for me signals the end of summer. No more post work surfs or kites and the return of 6am rig ups at the beach to catch early pre-work southerlies.
Yesterday gave us some great conditions here in Sydney. Long reef was RAMMED! I counted nearly 40 kites at one point. It was good to see everyone spreading out a bit up the beach and for once I didn’t see much carnage. A few people still ignoring the surf flags just to the north of the lagoon tho. If you see people kiting into the flags please go and have a kind word to them.
Sunday is a possible in my book. Its westerly at the moment and lots of rain forecast. I’m feeling a little dusty so have not looked at the charts or rain radar so I’m calling a maybe and keep an eye on it.
Take care out there.