Southern Tasmania Surf Forecast (Wed 29th Jan)

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Craig started the topic in Wednesday, 29 Jan 2014 at 5:16pm

Southern Tasmania Forecast (issued Wednesday 29th January)

Best Days: Thursday at exposed spots, Saturday at exposed spots


Tiny waves were seen through yesterday under a fresh N'ly ahead of a late change.

This change lingered slightly into this morning but with a new W/SW swell coming in at 1-2ft across Clifton.

This week (Jan 30 - 31)

Today's increase in W/SW groundswell will hold into tomorrow with much better winds from the N'th that should tend variable into the afternoon.

A touch less size is then due Friday with morning W/NW winds.

This weekend (Feb 1 onwards)

Another long-range and inconsistent W/SW groundswell to 1-2ft is due Saturday, generated by a strong frontal system that's currently passing under WA (pictured right).

This should fill in Saturday, peak during the afternoon and then ease Sunday. N/NE winds will favour more open locations Saturday while a return to W/NW winds will see cleaner conditions at Clifton on Sunday.

The next considerable increase in swell is due Tuesday next week as a deepening low pressure system pushes across us, aiming a fetch of SW gales into the coast. Unfortunately winds with this swell look poor Tuesday, while as it eases Wednesday, less than favourable NE winds are due.