The broad trade pattern supplying the weekend’s swell source will become enhanced over the coming days as a tropical low between New Caledonia and Fiji this weekend squeezes the synoptic flow.
A large 1029 hPa high pressure system is sitting smack bang in the middle of the Southern Tasman Sea in a deepening phase, with a series of tropical troughs in the Northern Coral Sea beginning to expand Tradewinds through the tropics.
Plenty of E swell ahead next week as Tradewinds and a sub-tropical low drifts south through the South Pacific slot.
The chief factor will be wind and there’ll be plenty of it from the SE, as a dominant high moving across Tasmania builds a very firm ridge along the sub-tropical and tropical coasts of NSW and QLD.
Further out in the South Pacific, well to the NE of the North Island, the remnants of the long trough line through the eastern swell window, have deepened, with a broad fetch of E/NE to E winds now activated
There's no letup in the surf outlook for our region.
The developing trough in the northern Tasman Sea is reaching maturity as we speak.
Lots on the menu for this weekend. Southerly swells will provide slightly waves in Northern NSW, but we have a better east swell on tap anyway.
We’ve got another strong pulse expected to fill in tomorrow.
Very simple f/cast for our region this weekend so let’s not overthink it. Waves, waves and more waves on the Points with SE winds across the region.