Victorian Surf Forecast (Wed 22nd Jan)

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Craig started the topic in Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014 at 1:54pm

Victoria Forecast (issued Wednesday 22nd January)

Best Days: Thursday morning east of Melbourne, Friday morning, Sunday morning, Monday


Yesterday saw poor surf across both coasts with a small swell and fresh onshore winds.

Today started off similarly small but a strong new SW groundswell has started to push in although with fresh S/SE winds.

This week (Jan 23 -24)

This afternoon's increase in SW groundswell generated by a tight mid-latitude low pushing in from the west and across Tassie this morning should peak overnight and ease off through tomorrow.

Morning E/NE winds should create fun waves east of Melbourne, while Friday morning should see variable winds ahead of a freshening onshore SW change. So get in early!

This weekend onwards (Jan 25 onwards)

An intensifying mid-latitude frontal system and trailing polar front drifting in from the west (pictured right) should generate a small to medium sized SW groundswell for the weekend but conditions will be poor on Saturday with a fresh S/SW tending S'ly breeze.

Sunday is looking better with an easing swell from 2-3ft on the Surf Coast and 4-5ft on the Mornington Peninsula under E/NE winds.

Monday will also be clean with a N'ly tending variable breeze, but the swell will be small and best suited to exposed coasts.

Longer term a moderate increase in long-range W/SW groundswell is due mid-late next week with winds from the southern to eastern quadrants, but we'll review this Friday.