Saturday morning’s looking really good for surf.
I’m upgrading the weekend forecast to 'mildy optimistic'.
Not a great week to get excited about surfing.
We've got a pretty ordinary weekend of waves ahead, mainly consisting of residual southerly energy on Saturday and a tiny trade swell pushing through on Sunday.
It's a simple swell trend for the rest of the working week - down, down, down.
An East Coast Low is modelled to form off the South Coast overnight, and will intensify through Tuesday, driving gale to storm force S/SE winds into much of the southern NSW coast.
A few minor changes to the weekend forecast, but the broad consensus remains the same: Saturday morning should be the pick of the weekend.
Model data for the Friday/Saturday time period has been a little divergent over the last few days but they’re now starting to hone in on a nice window of waves to kickstart the weekend.
Strengthening NE winds this afternoon and overnight should generate a short range NE windswell for exposed beaches on Tuesday.
So, the south swell is on the way.