Western Australian Surf Forecast (Wed 15th Jan)

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Craig started the topic in Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 at 5:32pm

Western Australia Surf Forecast by Craig Brokensha (issued Wednesday 15th December)

Best Days: Friday morning, Saturday morning, Tuesday morning


Yesterday remained small to tiny across the coast, but a slight lift in new swell was seen during the afternoon, while this morning has revealed better and cleaner 3-4ft waves across the South West, while the rest of the state remained tiny.

This week and weekend (Jan 16 -19)

A much better pulse of SW groundswell is expected across the state tomorrow, generated by a good mid-latitude frontal system that's pushed towards us the last couple of days.

Winds will unfortunately be onshore from the SW tending S'ly tomorrow as the system linked to the swell pushes across the south-west corner of the state.

Friday morning is looking much better with a swing to offshore E/SE winds from Perth south, with SE winds around Gero.

Saturday again will see even better conditions but with a smaller dropping swell under E/NE winds.

A small spike in W/SW groundswell is due Sunday off Ex-Tropical Cyclone Colin but to no major size and with SE winds.

Next week (Jan 20 onwards)

A small increase in SW groundswell is due later Monday ahead of a peak Tuesday generated by a relatively weak but broad polar front moving through the Southern Indian Ocean tomorrow and into the weekend (pictured right).

Winds will be offshore for this swell on Tuesday, with exposed spots offering the best waves.

Longer term there's nothing too major on the cards, but we'll review this Friday.