Submitted by Craig on Wed, 01/15/2014 - 15:55
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.