Another great weekend to be in the Gulf with strong Noreasters.
The Metservice have issued wind warnings for both the Manukau and Waitemata Harbours. and say
An active front moves onto the North Island today preceded by a strong northerly flow. A low develops in the far north late Saturday, then moves southeast to lie off Gisborne late Sunday, then away.
Friday Northeast 30 knots gusting 40 knots easing to 20 knots gusting 30 knots overnight. Rough sea becoming moderate overnight. Fair visibility in patchy light rain, becoming poor in widespread rain this afternoon.
Saturday: Northeast 20 knots gusting 30 knots tending northeast in the afternoon and changing southwest 15kt at night Moderate sea becoming slight at night. Poor visibility in rain.
Sunday: Westerly 15 knots tending southwest. Showers easing.
High tide at AUCKLAND
21:58 Friday 3.6m
10:27 Saturday 3.5m
Any run down the North Shore beaches should be a blast this weekend. I have heaps on but am going to sneak out early tomorrow morning and paddle from Long Bay back to Taka.
It sounds like it could be pretty hairy out there so make sure you are super sensible and take all the appropriate safety equipment; leg rope, high viz vest/life jacket and ideally a phone in a dry bag.
Can't wait to see all the regulars Sunday at Taka.