Better swells next week

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Craig Brokensha (Craig)

Java, Bali, Lombok, Sumbawa forecast by Craig Brokensha (issued Thursday 6th August)

Best Days: Later Monday onwards

This week and next week (Aug 7 – Aug 14)

A slight kick in background S/SW is due this afternoon and this will ease into tomorrow, with exposed spots the go early under variable winds, strengthening from the E/SE through the day. Sets should be in the 3-5ft range early.

The weekend will be small and inconsistent, but our S/SW groundswell pulses due from later Monday next week are still on track.

A strong polar frontal progression is currently generating a good S/SW groundswell for Tuesday, but a front shedding off this progression and projecting north-east towards us over the coming days will help kick up a more consistent and larger increase in size for Tuesday.

We should see exposed breaks build to 6-8ft through Tuesday, easing back slowly from a less consistent 6ft+ Wednesday.

The easing trend will be stopped into Thursday as a reinforcing S/SW groundswell fills in, generated by a broad but relatively weak trailing front behind the main progression, keeping exposed spots kicking to 6ft.

A temporary low point is due Friday morning, but an afternoon kick in new long-range S/SW groundswell from continued strong frontal activity to the south-west of WA is expected.

Exposed breaks should kick back to the 6ft range on the sets and then ease into the weekend.

Longer term we may see a larger S/SW groundswell for the region early the week of the 17th, but we'll have a closer look at this on Tuesday.

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


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sarge4 Friday, 7 Aug 2015 at 10:27am

Fkn average season!

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ksurf Friday, 7 Aug 2015 at 11:04am

Any chance you could give an indication of the winds in the upper atmosphere in relation to the volcanic ash the next few days? Would be much appreciated.

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Craig Friday, 7 Aug 2015 at 11:09am

At a quick glance, not too good at this stage Ksurf.

Swinging from the N'th to NW over the weekend and then more variable into next week.

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ksurf Friday, 7 Aug 2015 at 11:14am

Bugga. Trapped in Indo.

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sarge4 Friday, 7 Aug 2015 at 2:43pm

Hello Craig,
How far can you start getting a scene if a strong node of the Long Wave Trough is moving into a decent position to support swell being sent up into the Indian.
Thanks Sarge