Submitted by Craig on Fri, 04/04/2014 - 16:39
Southern Tasmania Forecast (issued Friday 4th April)
Best Days: Early Saturday, Sunday morning, Monday
A small reinforcing W/SW swell kept good 1-2ft waves hitting Clifton yesterday, but today was the day to go surfing with the arrival of a strong and powerful W/SW groundswell under light offshores. This swell peaked across Clifton at 3-4ft, while more exposed locations were much bigger.
We should be seeing a slight drop in size this afternoon and Cape Sorell readings confirm this and weak sea breezes would be adding a few bumps.
This weekend onwards (Apr 5 onwards)
Today's strong pulse of W/SW groundswell will ease off considerably into tomorrow with a smaller 2ft wave expected early across Clifton before becoming smaller into the afternoon. Winds will be great during the morning and offshore from the NW ahead of weak sea breezes.
A new longer-range and less consistent as well as smaller SW groundswell (compared to today) is due to fill in Sunday and peak during the afternoon.
This has been generated by a vigorous polar low firing up south-west of WA and this system is now weakening below the Bight.
Sunday morning should see 2ft waves, with a peak to 2-3ft due into the afternoon, but conditions will be best before lunch with an offshore NW'ly ahead of SE sea breezes.
Monday should still reveal some good size across Clifton to 2ft+, but more exposed locations will be better with a freshening N/NE breeze.
Longer term there's nothing major on the cards unfortunately, so make the most of the coming swells and check back here on Monday for the latest on this.