Make the most of the easing east swell


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Eastern Tasmania Surf Forecast by Craig Brokensha (issued Wednesday 11th September)

Best Days: Tomorrow morning


Fun easing mix of swells from 2-3ft yesterday morning, while today a mix of inconsistent S'ly groundswell and afternoon building E'ly swell is showing on the coast.

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This week and weekend (Sep 12 - 15)

This afternoon's increase in E'ly swell should hopefully hit 3ft, easing back tomorrow from the 2-3ft range across open beaches, flat Friday.

Winds tomorrow will be offshore in the morning from the NW, tending W/NW ahead of a late SE change.

This change will be linked to a front clipping the corner of the state, bringing no real increase in swell Friday (1-2ft S'ly windswell).

A similar front is then expected Friday evening, with a similar weak 1-2ft of S'ly windswell Saturday, with better swell prospects into next week.

A strong and slow moving polar low is forecast to form south-west of the state on the weekend, projecting a fetch of W/SW gales through our southern swell window, producing a small S'ly groundswell for Monday and better sized swell Tuesday.

Monday looks minimal and only to 2ft across south magnets, with Tuesday seeing better 3-5ft sets with offshore winds.

Following this we may see a N/NE windswell event later in the week, but more on this Friday.