Saturday looks solid and windy although the models seem to be overcooking the size of the resulting swell from this Tasman Low.
We’ve got a week of small waves ahead.
The overarching theme remains in place for the weekend mainly due to no changes in the forecast wind regime.
It’s all south swell for the next few days.
Several low pressure centres will each contribute strong energy from Thursday afternoon through Friday, and on the whole we’re looking at very large surf in the 6-8ft+ range (Northern NSW south facing beaches) at the height of the swell.
All in all - a great weekend for most open beaches.
There’s not much to glean from the latest swell model data.
The good news is that we’ve got plenty of swell on the way for this week, although things have been rejigged since Friday’s forecast was issued.
The only thing that’s going to stop this cacophony is the ECL shifting southward. But even at less than a day out, the outlook is still very complex - it’s hard to be exactly sure what will pan out tomorrow.
So, as this trough/low slides southwards, conditions will rapidly improve. First on the Sunshine Coast (early Saturday), then the Gold Coast, and so on as we traverse along the Northern NSW Coast.