In actual fact there are two south swells on the way, but the first won’t really make much of an impact north of Seal Rocks.
The weekend forecast is pretty straight forward - slowly down on Saturday and slowly up on Sunday.
The rest of the week should see a fairly event trend in the surf department.
The broad persistent trade flow across our entire east swell window will continue to generate fun surf for the coast.
We’ve got strengthening trades in the lower Coral Sea right now, and they’re building easterly swells that’ll provide plenty of surf through the weekend.
More of the same intermittent east swell for the rest of the week, plus a new south swell for exposed south facing beaches in Northern NSW.
The long range trade swell will continue to pulse intermittently across most beaches for much of the week.
The computer models have been shifting around the position of the weekend’s North Coast ridge, so the corresponding forecast now has a little less confidence than a few days ago.
Christmas Day looks OK for an average afternoon session.
Not a great deal to get excited about in the short term, but we will certainly see an improvement over the last few days.