Nothing much on offer across the Tassie East Coast

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Eastern Tasmania Forecast by Craig Brokensha (issued Wednesday 4th June)

Best Days: Early Thursday for leftovers, Monday morning for a small clean SE swell


Yesterday started off poor and onshore but into the afternoon winds swung lighter S'ly and a larger pulse of NE groundswell filled in creating good waves in selected southern corners.

This swell peaked overnight and dropped back to the forecast 3-4ft this morning and conditions were great with an all day offshore. The swell should of backed off considerablly this afternoon and we'll see even smaller waves tomorrow.

This week (Jun 5 – 6)

The steady drop in swell seen today will continue through tomorrow and this is a result of the surface trough linked to the swell breaking down through yesterday and being pushed off to the east.

Come tomorrow there isn't expected to be much size left above 1-2ft across exposed coasts and even tinier waves are due into Friday. So if you're planning to surf before the week is out, head out early tomorrow.

This weekend onwards (Jun 9 onwards)

The models have started to come into agreement regarding the weekend's possibilities and a an East Coast Low forming off the mainland and unfortunately we're only likely to see a weak trough pushing up past our coast and further up the NSW coast over the weekend and early next week.

What this means is that we'll see a low quality and onshore increase in S/SE windswell through Sunday with strong S'ly winds. Size wise south facing beaches should reach 3ft to maybe 4ft with much smaller waves at open locations.

Come Monday the swell will ease from the SE from 2ft or so but conditions should be cleaner with a light morning offshore. So this is probably the pick of the period.

Longer term there's nothing too major on the cards besides small and inconsistent levels of E/SE swell from a weak fetch of SE winds off New Zealand's South Island but we'll keep a close eye on this and provide another update on Friday.