Well, it has been a very mild week of weather this week, with plenty of great swimming conditions across the local beaches.
Looking ahead to the weekend, we can expect sunny skies, mild temperatures, and light to moderate winds – which is pretty good for beach goers!
There will be light S/SE winds at only 5 to 10 knots this morning before they increase to 10 to 15 knots from the E/SE to E during the day.
Sunday will be similar with 5 to 10 knots of E/SE winds through the morning that will then turn from the E/NE at about 10+ knots through the afternoon.
The swimming conditions have been fantastic for almost all of this past week, with any choppy conditions easing across the weekend to provide reasonable swimming conditions for the most part.
The best time for a swim this weekend will either be through the early mornings while the winds are light, or from mid to late afternoon when the tide is higher.
Today, the better beaches will be Agnes Water, Hervey Bay, Nielson Park and Moore Park Beach, but then by Sunday beaches such as Kelly’s Beach and Elliott Heads will be worth a look – and more so through the afternoon.
Please check with the lifeguard on duty, read any safety signage or messages and most importantly please swim only at patrolled beaches, only between the red and yellow flags, and only during patrol times – remember, if we can’t see you, we can’t save you!
Beach Patrols: Saturday and Sunday – 9 am to 5 pm at Kelly's Beach and Agnes Water only.
Not a lot has been happening during this past week in terms of waves on our local beaches, with just a few very small, clean waves here and there.
Looking ahead, the forecast is still not great but at least we should see a few slightly bigger waves maybe hanging around into the weekend.
The size will be nothing flash, but fingers crossed they are big enough for at least a play.
Early mornings and mid to late afternoon periods will likely be best at the usual locations.
For the SUP and ocean ski paddlers, this afternoon might just provide enough wind for a south to north downwind paddle.
If not, the early mornings across the weekend should provide gentle enough conditions for a more relaxed paddle, with maybe a few small waves too.