Large, strong but inconsistent S/SW swell for the weekend
Java, Bali, Lombok, Sumbawa forecast by Craig Brokensha (issued Thursday 28th May)
Best Days: Every day over the coming period, experienced surfers only Saturday and Sunday
This week and next week (May 22 - 29)
Some new S/SW swell has offered more size across exposed spots the last couple of days and this is due to ease back into tomorrow morning from 4-5ft across swell magnets.
A late increase in new S/SW swell is due tomorrow though, and this should keep 4-5ft sets hitting exposed spots late in the day before easing into Saturday morning.
There's been no change to the large and powerful S/SW groundswell due Saturday across the region, with the swell pushing into Western Australia this morning, providing large 10-12ft waves around Margaret River.
A peak is due into the afternoon/evening to a very inconsistent but strong 6-8ft with 10ft bombs, easing from 6-8ft+ early Sunday morning, further down into Monday and Tuesday.
Weak trades through tomorrow are expected to freshen into the weekend and then ease a touch through next week as the swell slowly bottoms out into Tuesday and Wednesday.
The next noticeable increase in swell is due to build slowly through Thursday and peak Friday, that being a very inconsistent long-range SW groundswell generated south-east of South Africa and Madagascar last night and today.
A fetch of severe-gale to storm-force winds are being aimed towards us, but the system will weaken and dip unfavourably to the south-east tomorrow morning, leaving a moderate sized but inconsistent SW groundswell for our region.
Exposed breaks around Bali should build slowly Thursday to 5-6ft by dark, holding a similar size into Friday.
Some more consistent S/SW swell is due to take its place into Friday afternoon and the following weekend, but we'll have a closer look at this next Tuesday.