Southern Tasmania Surf Forecast (Mon 24th Feb)

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Craig started the topic in Monday, 24 Feb 2014 at 5:32pm

Southern Tasmania Forecast (issued Monday 24th February)

Best Days: Tuesday morning, Friday morning, Saturday morning, Sunday afternoon at exposed spots


The weekend provided plenty of waves, with Sunday being a stand out with a good 3ft+ or so of groundswell and all day offshore winds.

This morning Clifton was still picking up 2-3ft sets with the arrival of a new SW groundswell and there's plenty more swell to come.

This week (Feb 24 - 28)

Tomorrow morning looks great, with today's pulse in SW groundswell expected to ease from 2ft to nearly 3ft early under offshore N/NW winds. A late shift to the W/NW is expected, but this should keep things clean.

Wednesday should be slated down as a lay day as we fall in between swells and winds strengthen from the W/NW.

Thursday looks good for a solid increase in SW groundswell all owing to the Long Wave Trough.

An amplification of the Long Wave Trough will move across us mid-week, directing a couple of vigorous polar fronts up towards us. The second of which will be working on an active sea state and should aim a fetch of SW gales through our swell window (pictured right).

A peak is expected Thursday afternoon to 3-4ft across Clifton as winds unfortunately swing fresh onshore from the SW. Friday morning will offer much better waves with a dropping swell from 3ft or so under offshore NW winds.

This weekend onwards (Mar 1 onwards)

Saturday will offer small clean waves but heading into Sunday a long-range and very inconsistent SW groundswell is expected. We'll look at this in more detail on Wednesday though.