Southern Tasmania Surf Forecast (Mon 13th Jan)

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Craig started the topic in Monday, 13 Jan 2014 at 3:56pm

Southern Tasmania Forecast (issued Monday 13th January)

Best Days: Wednesday morning for keen surfers, Sunday morning, Monday morning


The weekend started off tiny with 1ft of W/SW swell and light W'ly wind. A new SW swell started to build Sunday as a mid-latitude low pushed across us, building from 1-2ft during the morning and peaking during the late afternoon but with poor onshore winds.

The swell has dropped back to a smaller but much cleaner 2ft this morning with a light offshore wind.

This week (Jan 14 - 17)

Today's swell will fade into tomorrow, but a rare S'ly groundswell is expected on Wednesday, generated by the mid-latitude low that generated today's swell, stalling to our south-east and aiming a fetch of SW gales on the edge of our swell window.

This should generate a small and inconsistent S'ly groundswell to 1-2ft across Clifton Wednesday before fading into Thursday.

This weekend onwards (Jan 14 onwards)

The weekend will start of tiny but a good new W/SW groundswell is due across the state later in the day Saturday ahead of a peak Sunday.

This will be related to a strong polar low pushing slowly towards us during the end of the week (pictured right) and into Saturday, aiming a fetch of gale to severe-gale W/SW winds through our swell window.

The swell should peak Sunday morning to 3ft or so across Clifton under early morning W/NW winds.

Beyond Sunday's swell we may see another larger swell for the following Wednesday but we'll review this in the next update.