Surf conditions are ordinary after a week on onshores, and there’s little change in site.

Winds are forecast to be south-east to north-east through until Monday, and the swell is predicted to remain about three foot.

Hopefully, the change in wind direction — after our recent run of northerlies bringing in the cold currents — will lead to warmer water.

I went down to my favourite local swimming spot last Wednesday but ‘piked it’: after a minute standing in knee-deep water, my legs were going numb. It was the coldest I’ve felt the water in 15 years of swimming at that spot.

Marine weather:

  • Friday until midnight: Wind: SE 5/10 knots in the south, 10/15 knots in the north. Sea: to about 1 metre. Swell: SE 1 to 1.5 metres.
  • Saturday: Wind: E/SE 10/15 knots in the north, E/NE 5/10 knots in the south. Sea: to about 1 metre. Swell: SE 1 to 1.5 metres.
  • Sunday Outlook: Wind: SE/NE 5/15 knots.
  • Monday Outlook: Wind: N/NE 10/20 knots.