Eastern Tasmania Surf Forecast (Wed 15th Jan)

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Craig started the topic in Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 at 5:00pm

Eastern Tasmania Forecast by Craig Brokensha (issued Wednesday 15th January)

Best Days: Saturday morning, Monday morning


Monday's S'ly swell backed off through yesterday as some new NE windswell started to develop down the coast.

Today the NE windswell was a much better 2-3ft across the coast with a light variable wind during the morning making for lumpy but fun conditions.

This week and weekend (Jan 16 - 19)

A drop in NE windswell is expected tomorrow as a weak S'ly change moves through.

This will cut off the swell producing northerly ridge, but heading into Friday the ridge should re-establish kicking up a building NE windswell into Friday afternoon ahead of a peak through Saturday.

The early morning will be cleanest and best ahead of a stronger S/SE change during the morning bringing with it a small increase in windswell during the late afternoon that will then fade through Sunday.

Next week onwards (Jan 20 onwards)

There's nothing major on the cards for next week besides a small pulse of S/SE groundswell for Monday morning to 1-2ft, while a long-range E/NE groundswell off a tropical cyclone drifting south through the Coral Sea is due Wednesday and Thursday but again not above 1-2ft.

Beyond this the outlook is unclear, but check back here Friday for another update.