South Australian Surf Forecast (Fri 17th Jan)

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Craig started the topic in Friday, 17 Jan 2014 at 2:04pm

South Australian Forecast (issued Friday 17th January)

Best Days: Saturday afternoon on the Mid, Sunday on the Mid for beginners


Tiny waves continued across the Mid Coast yesterday with light variable winds, while the South Coast was a touch bigger and better out at Waits and Parsons.

A small spike in SW groundswell has kept small waves hitting the South Coast this morning and tiny 0.5ft waves on the Mid as hot N'ly winds continued, but a cool S/SW change is now flirting with the South Coast.

This weekend onwards (Jan 18 onwards)

The Mid Coast should offer good waves tomorrow afternoon and evening as a new W/SW groundswell fills in and peaks at 1-1.5ft. At the same time a SW groundswell should fill in down South, but conditions will be poor with a strong S/SE breeze and building S/SE windswell.

The swell will ease into Sunday along the Mid Coast, but conditions will still be ideal for beginners. The South Coast will remain poor with a moderate mix of S/SE windswell and SW groundswell.

Unfortunately the outlook for next week is poor down South with S/SE winds, small levels of weak S/SE windswell and no decent groundswell expected across the Mid Coast.

Longer term, there's nothing too major on the cards with small swells and S/SE winds looking to persist.