Southern Tasmania Surf Forecast (Wed 6th Nov)

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Craig started the topic in Wednesday, 6 Nov 2013 at 9:37am

Southern Tasmania Forecast (issued Wednesday 6th November)

Best Days: Early Thursday, early Sunday, Monday morning


Small clean waves have padded out the last few days, and a new W/SW groundswell is filling in today.

Short Term (Nov 7-8)

This afternoon's lift in W/SW groundswell should ease through tomorrow to be replaced by a secondary stronger increase in swell Friday. There'll only be a small window of clean conditions tomorrow morning though just before a surface trough pushes across the state so get out early for clean 2ft waves.

Friday's swell should come in at a stronger 2-3ft but SE winds will create poor conditions.

This weekend (Nov 9-10)

Onshore winds will persist into the weekend and swing more E'ly next week all related to a strong high pressure system stalling in the Bight (right). The eastern arm of this high will sit over us direction SE winds into the state.

In saying this, early Sunday and Monday should see periods of more variable winds creating cleaner conditions before the SE'ly kicks in. A good SW swell is also due during this period, arriving later Sunday and easing Monday linked to a strong polar front firing up towards us later this week (bottom right).

Longer Term (Nov 11 onwards)

Beyond Monday's SW swell there's nothing major on the cards for us so try and make the most of small windows of clean surf over the coming forecast period.