Southern Tasmania Surf Forecast (issued Wed 23rd Apr)

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Craig started the topic in Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 at 5:19pm

Southern Tasmania Forecast (issued Wednesday 23rd April)

Best Days: Friday, Sunday, Monday


Monday's swell faded rapidly into yesterday and today the surf has remained in the tiny 1-1.5ft range. Conditions are great for beginners though will all day offshores.

This week (Apr 23 - 25)

A fresh pulse of W/SW groundswell is due to build through tomorrow, generated by a vigorous and deepening frontal system pushing across us this evening. This should see Clifton building to 3ft during the afternoon, with much smaller 1-2ft waves early. Winds should be offshore and from the NW early but a swing to the SW is due during the morning, creating poor conditions into the afternoon.

Friday is looking much better with an easing swell from 2-3ft under NW tending N/NE winds. So plan to surf at some stage during ANZAC Day.

This weekend onwards (Apr 26 onwards)

We've got an interesting swell on the cards for the weekend as another deepening frontal system intensifies while crossing us Saturday.

This should kick up a similar 3ft of SW swell for Sunday morning, but the system is forecast to stall slightly through Sunday before projecting a fetch of strong to gale-force SW winds up past the south-east corner of the state.

This should generate a secondary strong S'ly groundswell for Monday to 3ft across Clifton. Winds on Sunday should behave and persist from the W/NW all day, but Monday should see better NW tending NE winds.

Longer term a series of couple of strong SW groundswells are on the cards for the middle to end of next week as a node of the Long Wave Trough intensifies through the Bight, but we'll review this Friday.