Several days of northerlies have flattened out the surf, and unfortunately, it’s not going to get any better over the weekend.

The northerlies are forecast to continue until Monday, which is bad news for the hundreds of mal riders who have gathered in Evans Head for the annual mal classic.

The Bureau of Meteorology reports that a high pressure system located in the Tasman Sea will move slowly eastwards during the next few days, allowing a weak SW/SE change to move up the far south New South Wales coast later today, followed by a more vigorous southerly change extending up to central New South Wales coast during Saturday.

Marine weather for Far North Coastal Waters:

Strong Wind Warning south of Yamba.

Friday until midnight: Wind: N/NW 15/20 knots inshore, 20/25 knots offshore, tending N/NE during the afternoon and increasing to 20/30 knots south of Yamba. Sea: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, rising to 2.5 to 3 metres in the south. Swell: NE/SE about 1.5 metres.
 
Saturday: Wind: N/NW 15/20 knots inshore, 20/25 knots offshore, tending N/NE 20/30 knots during the afternoon. Sea: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, rising to 2.5 to 3 metres during the afternoon. Swell: NE/SE about 1.5 metres.

Sunday Outlook: Wind: N/NE increasing to 20/30 knots.

Monday Outlook: Wind: N/NW 15/25 knots, turning W 15/25 knots.