Submitted by Craig on Wed, 01/29/2014 - 16:37
South Australian Forecast (issued Wednesday 29th January)
The surf bottomed out yesterday morning under a fresh offshore, while a late afternoon change created poor conditions that have persisted into today across the South Coast.
The Mid Coast started off slow today but a new W/SW groundswell has since filled in with the Cape du Couedic wave buoy jumping nicely (pictured right) and this should result in 1-2ft waves across the Mid Coast this afternoon.
This week (Jan 30 - 31)
This afternoon's increase in long-range W/SW groundswell should ease from an inconsistent 1-2ft tomorrow morning on the Mid, while the South Coast will see a new SW groundswell filling in, offering good sized waves but less than perfect conditions with a lighter SE'ly during the morning.
Both swells will ease Friday under fresh SE tending S/SE winds, favouring the Mid, but there isn't much size above 1ft expected.
This weekend (Feb 1 onwards)
An intense frontal system firing up towards WA, aiming a fetch of W/SW gales on top of an already active sea state during today should generate a fun SW groundswell for the weekend (pictured right).
Winds will improve for this swell down South with a light NE'ly expected Saturday morning creating clean, peaky waves. Sunday is looking a little more tricky with an early variable breeze expected to give way to a fresh S/SE change.
Heading into next week, a mix of long-range W/SW groundswell and S/SE windswell are due to fill in Monday afternoon and peak Tuesday morning, generated by a vigorous polar front pushing up towards WA over the coming days (pictured right).
The model forecasts are overdoing the South Coast's forecast Monday afternoon, but the Mid should come in above forecasts to 1-2ft again Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning. SE winds will create clean conditions and good waves across the state.