Small weekend, better NE swell next week

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Craig Brokensha (Craig)

Eastern Tasmania Forecast by Craig Brokensha (issued Friday 1st Mayl)

Best Days: Sunday onwards


Small and inconsistent but fun S'ly groundswell yesterday, fading back through today from 1-2ft.

This weekend and next week (May 2 - 8)

Tomorrow is expected to start out tiny but a new pulse of NE windswell is due through the afternoon, kicking to 2ft across north-east facing beaches into the afternoon. This windswell is then expected to ease into Sunday but some new longer-range and better NE swell should start to show across north-east swell magnets.

This is being generated by a deepening East Coast Low off the SE Qld coast with the low due to drop south-east through the Tasman Sea over the weekend.

This will aim a fetch of strong NE winds towards us, generating an inconsistent NE groundswell for later Sunday, reaching 3ft on dark and peaking Monday to 3-4ft.

The fetch will weaken into next week and this will result in the swell fading through Tuesday probably from 3-4ft through the morning ahead, down from 2ft+ Wednesday morning.

Winds look generally good but not perfect for locations picking up the most size with a NW breeze Monday and then strong NW tending SW winds Tuesday.

Wednesday should then be clean with a persistent W/NW wind.

As talked about last update, a persistent fetch of E/NE winds below Fiji and New Caledonia will be generated in our far swell window through next week, keeping inconsistent 2ft+ sets hitting open beaches all week and even into next weekend.

Longer term there's nothing major on the cards but we'll review this Monday. Have a great weekend!