Good E/SE groundswell from the weekend

Eastern Tasmania Surf Forecast by Craig Brokensha (issued Wednesday 9th October)

Best Days: Sunday, northern corners Monday and early Tuesday


Tiny waves yesterday with today likely to have been the same.

This week and weekend (Oct 10 - 13)

These notes will be brief as Ben's on annual leave.

The coming days don't offer much in the way of quality swell with tiny waves tomorrow and S/SW tending SE winds, onshore Friday as some new SE swell starts to build.

Our interest turns to the weekend though, with a strong Tasman Low that's currently sitting east of us expected to drop south-east and stall off New Zealand's South Island from tomorrow.

A great fetch of strong to gale-force E/SE winds will be aimed in our eastern swell window from tomorrow afternoon through Friday, weakening slowly on Saturday.

This will produce a large and prolonged E/SE groundswell event with surf between 4-6ft due all weekend, easing back slowly from 3-5ft Monday and 2ft to maybe 3ft Tuesday.

Conditions on Saturday are still looking poor with a moderate to fresh E/SE breeze likely to persist all day now, improving Sunday with a W'ly offshore ahead of NE sea breezes.

Monday will see N/NW tending N/NE winds favouring northern corners, similar Tuesday as the swell fades.

Longer term there's nothing significant on the cards for a while, so make the most of the coming swell.