Summery weekend ahead of a few stronger S changes next week.
NE wind swell to bring a taste of summer before S change cools things down.
Swell hanging around for the start of the week. Becoming a bit small and windy for the end of the week.
Chunky conditions are set to continue over the weekend. The start of the week is looking our best chance for better waves.
Lumpy easterly trade swell followed by a solid but short lived east-northeast swell as winds swing south.
We've got a week of topsy-turvy east swell, and variable conditions - initially bumpy and onshore, but slowly improving later.
Main synoptic feature for this weekend is a S’ly change that’ll cross the South Coast before dawn. Oh, and there's a big swell for the end of next week.
A small tropical depression near Fiji later this week is modeled to move southwards on Friday, before slowly setting up camp north of New Zealand over the weekend and evolving to a fully fledged subtropical low by Monday.
Friday is where things get really interesting.
Ex-TC Lucas has been slow moving south of New Caledonia over the last few days, and is actually restrengthening today - though as an extra-tropical low.