Not planning on going down this weekend. Going to the Sounds instead.
At Awatere mouth today.
.5m swell with .5m chop. Wave period only 5 seconds.
.8m swell with .2m chop. Wave period is 13 seconds.
It even has a estimate for Sea Surface tempaerature. Going to take me a while to work out how accurate it is.
From past experience, I have found after a weak southerly the saltlakes area can be calm.