Craig

Easing swells with strengthening trades

Java, Bali, Lombok, Sumbawa forecast by Craig Brokensha (issued Thursday 9th July)

Best Days: Friday, Saturday, Sunday morning, exposed breaks early each day next week

This week and next week (Jul 10 – Jul 17)

This morning started a little slow, but an inconsistent and strong new SW groundswell should be starting to show across the region by now, with it expected to reach an infrequent 6-8ft by late afternoon at exposed spots, with possibly bigger bombs on dark.
This swell should the hold a similar size into tomorrow morning before easing off into the afternoon and further from an inconsistent 5-6ft+ at exposed breaks Saturday morning.

Again, a smaller reinforcing S/SW swell is due to slow the easing trend into Sunday with dropping 4-5ft+ waves across exposed breaks.

Weaker trades today will continue into tomorrow before freshening again Saturday and then strengthening further into next week.

Through next week we'll see moderate amounts of S/SW groundswell filling in, keeping exposed spots topped up with plenty of size, although strong E/SE trades will create average conditions at these breaks. Early morning will be best each day, with the reefs offshore in the trades not due to offer much in the way of size.

Each S/SW groundswell pulse is linked to unfavourably but strong polar frontal activity to the south-west of WA.

Size wise, an initial small pulse is due later Monday but more so into Tuesday through Friday with exposed spots coming in at an inconsistent 4-6ft.

A larger but very inconsistent pulse is possible next Saturday afternoon into the 6ft+ range, but we'll have another look at this next update. Longer term there's nothing significant at all on the cards, but again check back Tuesday for the next update.

16 day Bali Forecast Graph
16 day East Java Forecast Graph
16 day Sumbawa Forecast Graph