South Australian Surf Forecast (Wed 15th Jan)

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Craig started the topic in Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 at 3:55pm

South Australian Forecast (issued Wednesday 15th January)

Best Days: Thursday at exposed spots, Friday morning, Saturday afternoon on the Mid, Sunday on the Mid for beginners


The Mid Coast continued to offer clean 0.5-1ft waves yesterday, while the South Coast provided the best waves with a clean fun 2-3ft of swell.

Today the swell has really backed away with tiny 0.5ft sets on the Mid and small to tiny surf down South.

This week (Jan 16 - 17)

Tomorrow will be a low point in swell acitivty across both coasts but conditions will be clean with a fresh N/NE'ly wind ahead of a variable breeze into the afternoon.

A small spike in long-range SW groundswell is due on Friday but you'll have to be quick down South as a strong offshore N/NW wind will give way to a stronger S/SW change during the day.

This weekend onwards (Jan 18 onwards)

A mix of fun W/SW groundswell Saturday, SW groundswell Sunday and S/SE windswell both Saturday and Sunday are expected over the weekend.

The groundswells are related to a mid-latitude front pushing in from under WA dipping south-east while strengthening (pictured right) generating an initial W/SW groundswell followed by a SW groundswell.

The W/SW groundswell should peak Saturday afternoon to 1-1.5ft on the Mid Coast, while the SW groundswell on the South Coast will be hidden under a junky S/SE windswell generated by strong and persistent S/SE winds in the wake of Friday afternoon's change.

Conditions will be best on the Mid all weekend with those S/SE winds.

The W/SW groundswell will fade Sunday from 1ft or so, and then into next week there's nothing major on the cards as poor S/SE winds persist across the Adelaide region.