S'ly swell in the 2-3ft range for the coming week exclusive to the magnets. Open beaches can look forward to a small amount of NE wind swell energy late in the week. Workable winds early each day.
Now, the wave model’s poor depiction of the weekend’s southerly swells means I’m not especially confident on the size forecast for Tuesday: I know the model is way off, but by how much?
South facing beaches will be your friend this weekend with all other swell windows remaining fairly quiet. Early sessions are the go under light winds. Northeasterly breezes increasing each afternoon.
Southerly energy for the rest of the week with pulses to around 2-3ft. Generally offshore early tending northeasterly each day.
Over the coming days, the surf will gradually fade across all coasts.
There haven’t been any significant other swell generating systems during this time, so the size will diminish steadily throughout the coming days.
Wild conditions will continue on Thursday, with the swell peaking in the 10ft range. There will be a window of opportunity for protected southern ends early under south/southwesterly winds. More exposed spots will be huge and heavily wind affected.
The surf will build rapidly on Wednesday before peaking at around 10ft on Thursday morning. This is a seriously big swell event accompanied by strong southerly winds. Protected southern corners will be the only workable options with protection from the wind and a more manageable size. Keep an eye out for early southewesterly winds each morning.
We’re looking at another round of southerly groundswell into Saturday, but it’ll probably be a little smaller than what we saw today.
Whilst the local fetch won’t generate much new swell for the coast, we still have plenty of energy on tap for the short term forecast period.