Western Australian Surf Forecast (Mon 30th Dec)

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Craig started the topic in Monday, 30 Dec 2013 at 5:09pm

Western Australia Surf Forecast by Craig Brokensha (issued Monday 30th December)

Best Days: Wednesday morning, Friday in protected spots, Saturday morning, Sunday morning, Monday morning


Saturday saw fun waves across the coast as a new SW swell filled in under offshore E/SE winds. The swell backed off through yesterday with average S'ly winds.

Today a strong new SW groundswell has filled in across the state, building from 4ft early to an easy 6-8ft in the South West and from a tiny 1ft around Perth to a bigger 2ft this afternoon. Gero also increased in size but winds S/SE-SE winds limited the best surf to semi-protected spots.

This week (Dec 30 – Jan 3)

Today's strong pulse of SW groundswell should peak this evening across most spots, although Gero will see a peak overnight/maybe even dawn before a drop in size during tomorrow.

Winds will be average though with a early S'ly expected to swing onshore during the morning as a cold front pushes across the bottom of the state.

This will bring with it a moderate increase in W/SW swell Wednesday with light variable SE winds around Margs and Perth but S'ly winds around Gero.

A larger W/SW groundswell is on the cards for Friday as a strong polar front directs a fetch of SW gales up and into us during the middle of this week (pictured right). A peak to 6-8ft is expected Friday afternoon in the South West with 2-3ft waves in Perth and 4-5ft surf up at Gero but with onshore S'ly winds.

This weekend onwards (Jan 4 onwards)

The weekend's looking great with a slow drop in swell from Friday but with more favourable offshore winds. A small-moderate SW swell is on the cards for Monday but we'll see how this pans out on Wednesday.