South Australian Surf Forecast (Mon 20th Jan)

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Craig started the topic in Monday, 20 Jan 2014 at 1:32pm

South Australian Forecast (issued Monday 20th January)

Best Days: Wednesday morning for keen surfers, Thursday morning, Sunday morning, early Monday


The surf started off poor across both coasts Saturday morning with a fresh onshore down South and tiny swell on the Mid Coast.

A new W/SW groundswell arrived into the afternoon offering good 1-1.5ft sets as winds remained favourable.

A stronger pulse of SW groundswell filled in on Sunday and this came in above expectations on the Mid with clean fun 1-2ft sets. The South Coast remained poor but solid with fresh to strong onshore winds and a junky windswell in the mix.

Today both swells have backed off as average winds continued down South, while the Mid was clean but tiny.

This week (Jan 21 -24)

The outlook for this week is average with a small mix of S/SW windswell and long-range SW groundswell not expected to offer any real size across the South Coast, while the Mid Coast will remain tiny to flat.

Winds will persist from the S/SE tomorrow, but swing more E/SE Wednesday and then cross-offshore from the E/NE Thursday morning, making this the best day to head for a surf. S'ly winds will then return for Friday and strengthen from the S/SE into the weekend.

This weekend onwards (Jan 25 onwards)

A long-range SW groundswell is due across the South Coast Saturday before easing Sunday, mixed in with a junky S/SE windswell from strong S/SE winds Saturday.

Sunday should be cleaner and peaky with a swing around E/NE winds, while Monday will be clean as a whistle with a small to tiny and easing swell.

Longer term a better SW groundswell is on the cards for mid-late next week, but we'll review this again on Wednesday.