Craig

Fun N/NE swell for the weekend

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Eastern Tasmania Surf Forecast by Craig Brokensha (issued Wednesday 30th October)

Best Days: Saturday and Sunday

Recap

A fun S'ly swell yesterday, fading back through today.

This week and weekend (Oct 31 – Nov 3)

The only notable swell through this period is a N/NE windswell for the weekend.

A strong high that's moved into the Tasman Sea will be squeezed by a slow moving mid-latitude frontal progression pushing in from the west.

This will see a fetch of strong N/NE winds develop down through our swell window Friday afternoon and become strongest through the evening and early morning Saturday before being pushed away through the day.

The fetch is expected to try and re-establish through Sunday but sit mostly north of us and just within our swell window, slowing the easing trend in size through Sunday and early next week.

Size wise, north-east swell magnets should see 2-3ft waves on Saturday, smaller and to 2ft+ on Sunday and then easing from 1-2ft Monday.

Conditions look clean across open beaches but not the best for the north-east magnets on Saturday with a fresh and persistent N/NW breeze, better Sunday and W/NW tending N/NW.

Monday morning will be clean with a W'ly wind but the small fading swell. Longer term there's nothing too significant on the cards so try and make the most of the weekend's swell.