Not much on offer over the Xmas weekend. Approaching fronts drive NW winds through Sat, tending more W’ly on Xmas day but no major swell sources are on offer so we’ll be looking at just tiny back ground swell from the E in the 1ft range.
As this swell generating pattern breaks down we’ll be left with a weak, troughy pattern coming into the Xmas weekend with no major swell sources on hand, so you’ll need to get your grovel boards ready for Santa.
Good options in protected spots as the swell continues all weekend and early next week while clocking more east in direction.
Windy, cold and with persistent swell energy from the south-eastern quadrant.
A prolonged, windy southerly swell is expected from Thursday through early next week.
Cleaner conditions with a good SE swell for the weekend, fading into next week. Windy building surf is likely later in the week.
Plenty more surf to come but with less favourable winds from tomorrow afternoon. Improving into the weekend.
We've got an active week of surf ahead with plenty of swell and generally favourable winds, opening up plenty of options.
No great change to the weekend f/cast. A high is approaching Tasmania from the W, passing over the state tonight and setting up N’ly winds Sat before a trough brings a more variable SE-SW flow on Sunday.
We are seeing the “schizoid” pattern now develop whereby a monsoonal trough is splitting off a low pressure trough along the CQ coast, supported by a high pressure belt from the Bight to the Tasman Sea, while fronts and a parent low are entering the lower Tasman. That is seeing a regime where both S swells and a developing E’ly swell event are both in play across most of the Eastern Seaboard. S’ly swells are dominating the Southern Tasmanian coast, with a small wrap around into the North-East coast.