The fetch responsible for our current large swell has reached a peak, and is now slowly easing and rotating out of our swell window.
However, from a surf perspective there’s a few things the models aren’t picking up well and this will have a greater bearing on your choices over the coming days. So here’s my thoughts on how this event will evolve.
So! Jumping on to the Forecast Bench for a few days while James is away. Haven’t looked at the Tasman Sea charts in a while, so how’s it looking?...
Solid E swell followed by a large S swell. There won’t be a shortage of waves this week.
There’s not much action this weekend but next week will more than make up for it with a solid E swell followed by a large S swell.
S to SE swells will sustain small waves into the start of next week before a solid E swell arrives mid next week.
A S swell and decent winds will bring decent options for the next few days.
The last of E swell will fade out into tomorrow (Saturday) before a series of S swells fill in.
Last of the E swell to fade into the end of the week while S swells make a return for the weekend.
A smaller E swell will continue into the new week and with winds remaining mostly offshore there'll be waves to be had.