Friday, 11 February 2022

The headline news is TC Dovi, which formed north-east of New Caledonia Wed a’noon and is moving SW at about 12 knots inside the Coral Sea. At 5am this morning TC Dovi was about 730 nautical miles E/NE of the Queensland border. That puts it in our swell window and although Dovi is currently Cat 3 it’s surf potential is limited by the compact fetch and expected increased speed of movement over the next 24 hrs.

Wednesday, 9 February 2022

A building trend will be in place Sat, primarily from the ridge that develops between a strong high and the cyclone/low as it begins the journey south.

Monday, 7 February 2022

A broad region of low pressure in the central/northeastern Tasman Sea is maintaining easterly thru’ south-easterly gales (via two seperate fetches) aimed mainly towards Southern NSW, but a healthy percentage is pushing SE energy up into Northern NSW. 

Friday, 4 February 2022

A strong monsoonal surge pushing off the tropics into the Coral Sea is super-charged by the vorticity created by the monster high pressure ridge. Models now seem in broad agreement that a large, dual-centred,  low pressure gyre forms across the Coral Sea/South Pacific and into the North Tasman Sea.

Wednesday, 2 February 2022

The main feature of the forecast period of a gusty southerly change that’s already arrived in Southern NSW, and will push across the Mid North Coast overnight, reaching Far Northern NSW mid-late morning and the Gold Coast around lunchtime. 

Monday, 31 January 2022

This extended run of quality point break surf means there's a chance for the crowds to spread out over the course of the week which, combined with a consistent, super-charged trade swell event, should allow a (relatively) healthy wave count for all and sundry.

Friday, 28 January 2022

The charts will show a low pressure system tracking in from the South Pacific with a very healthy fetch between the low and a supporting high straddling New Zealand over Sun into Mon.

Wednesday, 26 January 2022

First, from the west as a trough/low tied to the Southern and Indian Oceans moves through WA and SA and then from the East as a tropical low drifts into the slot from behind New Caledonia this weekend. That spells a lot of surf ahead.

Monday, 24 January 2022

A trough of low pressure has drifted south-westwards from the South Pacific into the area west of the North Island and looks a touch healthier than it did during Friday.

Friday, 21 January 2022

This is maintaining the ridge of high pressure along most of the East Coast, with a slight and slow easing of pressure gradients  expected over the weekend. An active Monsoon Trough lays across the North of the Continent extending out into the Coral Sea.