Submitted by Craig on Fri, 04/04/2014 - 11:15
Victoria Forecast by Craig Brokensha (issued Friday 4th April)
Best Days: Monday onwards east of Melbourne
The swell increased further during yesterday across both coasts, with the Torquay region performing the best with an early W'ly breeze and 3ft+ of swell before fresh S/SW winds kicked in.
Today a much larger and stronger SW groundswell has filled in to 4-5ft on the Surf Coast and 8ft on the Mornington Peninsula, but conditions are still poor with fresh S/SE winds.
This weekend (Apr 5 – Apr 6)
Today's large SW groundswell will ease through tomorrow ahead of a slightly smaller and less consistent pulse due to arrive Sunday afternoon. A peak to 3-4ft+ is likely on the Surf Coast, with 6ft+ sets on the Mornington Peninsula with long waits between sets.
Winds will unfortunately be average across most locations all weekend with a fresh and gusty E/SE breeze. If you can find some protection from the size and wind you'll be doing well.
Next week onwards (Apr 7 onwards)
Next week is pretty simple in terms of forecasting with a slow and steady drop in swell due from Monday through until Thursday as winds slowly clock from the E/NE around to the N/NE.
This will favour locations east of Melbourne initially, with more exposed coasts the go as the swell gets smaller.
Unfortunately a possible better pulse of groundswell due next weekend has been downgraded, with nothing really significant showing on the charts besides a small and inconsistent SW groundswell for Friday and Saturday. Winds look to be favourable again for exposed locations, but we'll review this Monday.