Southern Tasmania Surf Forecast (Wed 13th Nov)

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Craig started the topic in Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 at 12:38pm

Southern Tasmania Forecast (issued Wednesday 13th November)

Best Days: Thursday morning, Monday morning


Small swell and onshore winds continued across the coast yesterday, while today conditions were even worse with a fresher onshore breeze and building E/SE swell.

This week (Nov 14-15)

A Tasman Low that drifted south from the NSW coast and is sitting off our East Coast (generating large swells) is directing a fetch of E/SE winds through our swell window (pictured right). This should kick up an afternoon increase in E/SE swell today that should ease overnight as a long-range W/SW groundswell fills in.

1-2ft waves are expected early tomorrow before easing into the afternoon and conditions should be clean early with a light variable wind before a fresh S/SW'ly kicks in as the low starts moving east.

This weekend (16-17)

Some new W/SW and then SW swell is due through Sunday and Monday next week owing to a couple of less than favourably aligned polar fronts skirting around the bottom of a strong high in the Bight. This should produce some fun swell to 1-2ft Sunday afternoon and a larger 2ft Monday morning. Winds will be generally good and from the W/NW.

Longer Term (Nov 18 onwards)

There's nothing too major on the cards for the longer term at this stage but we'll look at this again on Friday.