surf forecast

Long Wave Trough - The Second Coming

Craig Brokensha

Victorian surfers have just come off the back of one of the worst summers in recent history, thanks to persistent south-easterly winds and small swells. But now with the change of seasons the Southern Ocean has fired up in a big way; an oversized south-westerly groundswell is expected to make landfall this Friday and Saturday.

The Mechanics of a Swell: Why We've Been Bathed in South Swell

Stu Nettle

If ever there was an argument that significant low pressure systems be named similarly to tropical cyclones then recent events in south-east Australia have provided it.

Long Wave Trough: The Waves That Create Waves

Craig Brokensha

The world's weather patterns are controlled by the upper atmosphere.