Large N/NE swell for the weekend

Eastern Tasmania Surf Forecast by Craig Brokensha (issued Friday 20th September)

Best Days: Northern corners Saturday, Sunday


A very inconsistent and setty S'ly groundswell yesterday, showing at some places but not others. Winds strengthened from the N/NE and further today, kicking up a building N/NE windswell which has reached 5-6ft this afternoon.

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This week and weekend (Sep 21 - 27)

Winds will strengthen further out of the N/NE overnight and into early tomorrow, producing the biggest kick in size tomorrow afternoon to an easy 6-8ft across north-east facing beaches, though with N/NE winds, only tending NW later afternoon, so stick to northern corners.

Sunday will see W/NW winds and a rapid drop in swell back from 3ft+, so get in early. Monday may still see the odd 1-2ft set, but following this there's nothing significant on the cards for next week until Thursday.

A polar front strengthening south of us might generate a fun S'ly swell, but we'll have to have a closer look at this Monday. In the meantime make the most of the north-east swell. Have a great weekend!