Tiny weekend with S'ly swell next week but with average winds

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Craig Brokensha (Craig)

Eastern Tasmania Forecast by Craig Brokensha (issued Friday 18th September)

Best Days: No great days with either marginal swell or poor winds


Fun S'ly groundswell yesterday to a good 2-3ft with offshore winds, while today the swell was smaller and 2ft across south swell magnets this morning but clean again.

This weekend and next week (Sep 19 - 25)

If you're lucky, early tomorrow may still offer a 1-2ft set across south swell magnets with offshore winds, but the swell will become tiny through the day.

Into Sunday strengthening N'ly winds should kick up a late increase in N/NE windswell to 1-2ft or so, peaking Monday morning to 2ft as winds swing from the N'th to the W/NW later in the day.

As conditions improve the swell will likely become tiny.

A S'ly change pushing through Tuesday should kick up a weak increase in onshore S'ly windswell Tuesday afternoon to 2-3ft across south facing beaches, peaking Wednesday to 3ft and then slowly easing into Thursday out of the S/SE.

Winds will remain poor though and from the S'th Wednesday and then S/SE Thursday leaving no real decent options.

The E'ly groundswell due from the fetch out of Cook Strait has unfortunately disappeared with the fetch not due to form anymore.

Instead a broad and relatively weak low is due to form in the Tasman Sea mid-week with a fetch of SE winds being aimed towards us.

This should produce some fun E/SE swell building Thursday and peaking Friday in the 3ft range across open beaches as winds tend more variable.

This swell is then expected to ease slowly through the weekend, but we'll have another look at this Monday. Have a great weekend!


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therealneil Thursday, 1 Oct 2015 at 9:22am

Where for art thou crag? Hast thou forsaken us crag?

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thermalben Thursday, 1 Oct 2015 at 9:26am

He's on holidays.. back Monday. Sorry for the inconvenience.