Wednesday, 24 January 2024

Absent that, with weak high pressure in the Tasman we’ve only got local wind swells to keep wave zones active this week, and into next. Let’s take a look.

Monday, 22 January 2024

NE winds off the South Coast extend down to Bass Strait and freshen o/night Tues into Wed with increasing NE windswell expected Wed.

Friday, 19 January 2024

A compact low is tracking SE away from Tasmania with a nice slingshot fetch in the process of entering the Tasman adjacent to the Apple Isle. A retrograding fetch in the South Pacific is currently active and expected to send some fun surf our way over the weekend.

Wednesday, 17 January 2024

We’re midway through the current pattern with a high pressure cell near New Zealand directing fresh NE winds towards Tasmania, weakening trough in the Tasman and an approaching complex low SW of Tasmania.

Monday, 15 January 2024

Very active pattern to start the week with a large high (1029hPa) moving E of Tasmania and active Monsoon Trough extending in to the Coral Sea and an approaching complex low well to the SW of Tasmania.

Friday, 12 January 2024

A major swell is possible from Wed as a deep low may form in a a trough line either E of Tasmania or off the Gippsland coast, possibly moving up off the NSW South Coast - enhanced by extra warm water pooled up in that region. 

Wednesday, 10 January 2024

The high pressure belt remains positioned well to the south with continuing troughiness and NE wind episodes ahead.

Monday, 8 January 2024

The low east of Tasmania supplies plenty of strong S-SE swell through the short term with an easing trend back to small background swells this week.

Friday, 5 January 2024

A much more significant increase in NE windswell is expected for Sun as the fetch ramps up down the NSW South Coast and into Bass Strait.

Wednesday, 3 January 2024

A trough moving north from a position east of Tasmania brings a renewal of the S’ly pattern today into Fri before the summer pattern slowly resets over the weekend. Any large or moderate swell generating features have disappeared from the charts, alas but there’ll be some fun swell sources for NETas.