Craig

Tiny to flat with potential next week

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Eastern Tasmania Surf Forecast by Craig Brokensha (issued Friday 15th November)

Best Days: No good days until later next week

Recap

The flukey southerly swell yesterday failed to really materialise, with today tiny as expected.

This weekend and next week (Nov 16 - 22)

There's nothing of significance due over the weekend, with frontal activity moving in from the west, being just that.. too west.

A weak and better angled fetch of SW winds projecting up past us through Sunday may generate a weak 1-2ft of S'ly swell through the afternoon across south facing beaches but with NE sea breezes.

Monday will be cleaner but the swell gone.

We've got a better swell source on the cards for later in the week.

A strengthening mid-latitude storm dipping south-east across the state will squeeze against a strong high in the Tasman, hence the deflection, with a fetch of strong to gale-force N/NE winds due to develop in our swell window Thursday, pushed offshore at some stage during the afternoon.

It's hard to put a size on the N/NE windswell at this stage, but we're looking at surf around 3ft+. Check back here on Monday for a clearer idea on the timing, size and local winds for this swell.