Surfers along the Sydney coast are set to see good conditions as the week comes to an end.
Offshore winds groomed the faces of the fading two to three foot southeasterly swell this morning which gave locals a preview of the weekend to come.
Friday afternoon is shaping up nicely thanks to a broad trough in the Tasman Sea which whipped up steady 40 knot winds and a fresh east/southeasterly groundswell. This swell event is set to peak in the afternoon around the four to five foot mark along the entire New South Wales coast with the chance of the odd six foot bomb.
In Sydney, winds will remain north/northwesterly throughout the day keeping the usual afternoon chop to a minimum. Exposed southern corners may get a little bumpy due to these winds however most locations should escape the worst of it.
Unfortunately the winds will strengthen overnight bringing some wobble to the face of the waves come Saturday morning. The size of the surf will also diminish throughout Saturday however it is definitely worth a punt as winds will remain from the northwest throughout the day.
A low pressure system moving over southern Australia at present will reach the Tasman Sea around Monday just off the Eden Coast. This system will generate a strong southerly swell, biggest about the South Coast. South facing Sydney beaches and swell magnets can expect five to six foot sets, although southwesterly breezes have the potential to be gusty at times.
There will be plenty of waves over the weekend, although take care in the water if you're not an experienced surfer.
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