The leading edge of this swell is due to reach the coast this evening and by Thursday morning should be close to fifth gear in the surf zone.
We’ve got a cracking swell forecast ahead however we’ll kick off the next few days with a small supply of intermittent, background SE swells.
We’ve got a couple of remote sources of swell for the weekend, which should ensure small but fun, rideable waves at south facing beaches.
The rest of the week looks very good for East Coast surfers. Although wave heights will trend downwards, there are a couple of new sources of energy that will maintain plenty of size across the region.
Looking really good all week, as long as you don’t mind a steady diet of south swell.
With no new swell sources on the cards, we’ll have to make the most of what’s on offer early Saturday morning.
So moving on to the specifics: today’s south swell is expected to throttle down as we move through Thursday.
We’ve got a windy period ahead for the entire SE region of Australia in conjunction with a major cold outbreak. In fact, apart from a temporary easing trend later this week (sometime around Thurs), a renewal of strong fronts will bring about further windy conditions from Friday right thru’ the weekend.
During Saturday afternoon, a new pulse of small, long period S/SE groundswell is expected to reach the South Coast, generated by a small polar low that developed right on the tail end of the frontal passage that is responsible for the current south swell.
A series of strong fronts have been powering through the lower Tasman Sea over the last day or two and although not very well aligned for the East Coast, are generating a series of southerly groundswells that’ll impact the region for the short term.