Craig

Small from the south and better from the north

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Eastern Tasmania Surf Forecast by Craig Brokensha (issued Monday 28th October)

Best Days: South magnets tomorrow, Saturday

Recap

Nothing of note over the weekend, but a fun pulse of S'ly swell should of filled in across the coast today.

This week and weekend (Oct 29 – Nov 3)

It's good to be back, and looking at the coming period it looks like today's S'ly swell should be reinforced by a secondary pulse tomorrow before fading into Wednesday.

The source of this secondary swell was a polar fetch of off axis gale-force SW winds in our southern swell window, with south magnets expected to persist at 2ft to possibly 3ft tomorrow, easing from 1-2ft Wednesday morning.

Winds will be great tomorrow and N/NW tending NW through the day, poor Wednesday in the wake of a trough and with S/SE tending E and NE winds.

Following this our attention turns to the weekend and a good pulse of N/NE windswell.

A strong high sitting in the Tasman Sea will be squeezed by mid-latitude fronts pushing in from the Bight, though weakening on approach across our state.

This will see a great fetch of strong to near gale-force N/NE winds generated from the southern NSW coast down to us Friday afternoon and evening, pushing away through Saturday.

This should kick up a good pulse of N/NE swell for Saturday, coming in at 3ft with N/NW-NW winds as one of the fronts pushes across us.

Sunday will be clean again with with small, easing 1-2ft sets, fading through the day.

Onwards from this there's nothing too major on the cards, but we'll have another look Wednesday.