Race Day Forecast - 2 January

TUE 02


No major change; rather soft today with early S winds shifting SE then E-NE this afternoon ahead of a S change with 10-20 kts then 20-25 kts and locally 23-27 kts that will catch the fleet tomorrow morning. Should be fairly sunny today but some showers and thunderstorms are likely later today – mostly north of the fleet. 

The S/20-25 will fill in quickly all the way up the NSW coast tomorrow morning – strongest breeze will be later tomorrow and tomorrow night with S/23-27 kts (average).

During Thursday, the wind will ease back and tend more left with generally SE/14-18 but persist with S-SSE/18-23 in the north but will slowly ease in the north overnight, tending back right to be S-SW/10-15 close to the shoreline.

Friday will have SE/14-18 in the north during the day and on Saturday SE-E/10-15 easing and shifting E-NE/5-10 at night.


FORECAST (stepping north with the fleet; wind is average, gusts will be stronger)

TUE 02  Start to lower mid north coast

WIND  SE/5-10 easing and shifting left to E-NE/5-10 during the afternoon; shift back to S-SW/10-15 and increasing S/20-25 from the south overnight

WAVES  less than 1m wind waves on less than 1m SE swell

WEATHER  partly cloudy; afternoon/evening showers/thunderstorms – mostly in the north. A few showers developing along the coast overnight with the S change.


WED 03  Hunter to far north coast

WIND  S/10-15 increasing quickly to S/15-20 then S-SSE/22-26 afternoon and night

WAVES  less then 1m increasing 1.5-2m waves on a 1m SE swell

WEATHER  mostly cloudy with a few showers 


THU 04  Coffs to SE QLD

WIND  SW-S/18-24 easing in the south SE/14-18 at night but persisting SE/18-23 in the north

WAVES  1.5-2m waves and 1m SE swell

WEATHER  partly cloudy with a morning shower or 2; clearing from the south during the day


FRI 05  Far north coast NSW and SE QLD

WIND  SW-SE/14-18 easing from the south

WAVES 1.5m waves and 1m SE swell

WEATHER  partly cloudy – mostly dry




Pittwater to Southport


The Pittwater to Paradise Regatta will be starting on Sydney's Pittwater,  1 hour drive north from Sydney's CBD on January 2, 2019 and run through to 9 January, 2019.

The ocean race offers competitors a strategic challenge as they race between the surfline and the current, past unsurpassed scenic coastlines, prior to arriving in one of Queensland's most popular coastal cities. Once on the Gold Coast boats will enjoy a four day series regatta hosted by the Southport Yacht Club.

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