Western Australian Surf Forecast (Fri 24th Jan)

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Craig started the topic in Friday, 24 Jan 2014 at 5:43pm

Western Australia Surf Forecast by Craig Brokensha (issued Friday 24th January)

Best Days: Saturday morning exposed spots, Tuesday in protected locations, Wednesday morning, Thursday morning


A small reinforcing SW swell kept fun 3-4ft waves hitting the South West today and spiked the swell a little around Gero under offshore winds this morning.

This weekend (Jan 25 - 26)

There's nothing major on the cards for this weekend with a small dip in swell tomorrow morning under offshore E/NE winds. Hit up exposed spots across the state for the best of it.

Sunday will be poor with average S'ly winds and a small to tiny swell.

Next week onwards (Jan 27 onwards)

A small pulse of SW swell is expected on Monday across the state, but of more importance is a larger increase due Tuesday. This will be generated by a strong polar front pushing up towards us over the coming days, aiming a fetch of gale to sometimes severe-gale SW winds through our swell window (pictured right).

A peak is expected Tuesday afternoon to 6ft to occasionally 8ft in the South West, 2ft+ in Perth and 4-5ft around Gero Wednesday morning.

Winds on Tuesday won't be ideal and fresh from the S/SE, but Wednesday looks great with E/SE winds.

The swell will ease steadily through Wednesday though with small waves due into the end of the week with good winds persisting Thursday morning ahead of poor S/SW winds Friday.