Good waves early Saturday and Monday morning

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Craig Brokensha (Craig)

Eastern Tasmania Forecast by Craig Brokensha (issued Friday 13th June)

Best Days: Saturday morning, Monday morning


Wednesday's swell backed off overnight leaving smaller 2ft waves across the coast yesterday morning under a light NW'ly.

Today the strong E'ly groundswell due across the state was already showing with 3-4ft sets across open beaches with light offshore winds that then turned variable into the afternoon.

This weekend onwards (Jun 14 onwards)

Today's strong increase in E'ly groundswell should of peaked this afternoon in the 3-5ft range and through tomorrow the swell should dip away slowly from 3-4ft at open beaches.

You'll have to surf early for the cleanest conditions though as surface trough moving across us will see winds swing from an early W/SW'ly around to the S'th and with strength during the day, leaving protected southern corners with the best waves.

The trough responsible for Saturday's change will deepen into a Tasman Low through the day and aim a fetch of strong to gale-force SE winds towards us, kicking up a stormy 3ft or so of SE windswell through the day Sunday. Winds will be poor though and fresh from the S/SE, tending S/SW later in the day.

The low should push north through Sunday evening and with this we'll see a drop in SE swell from 2ft to occasionally 3ft Monday at open beaches under offshore W/SW winds, creating a fun day of surfing.

After Monday there's nothing too significant on the cards besides a possible small spike in S'ly windswell Tuesday and then small to tiny and refracted levels of S'ly groundswell through the end of the week and following weekend. We'll review this Monday though and in the meantime, have a great weekend!