N/NE swell for the coming days


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Eastern Tasmania Surf Forecast by Craig Brokensha (issued Wednesday 20th November)

Best Days: Late tomorrow, early Saturday


Tiny hints of southerly swell yesterday and today, but nothing significant.

This week and weekend (Nov 21 - 24)

All eyes are on tomorrow's N/NE swell event and the timing of a change through the afternoon.

From this afternoon and more so this evening a widening and strengthening fetch of N/NE winds will be aimed through our north-eastern swell window, becoming strongest through tomorrow and holding a little longer until mid-afternoon before shifting away to the east slowly tomorrow evening and Friday.

This will see more size and longevity to the swell, but conditions won't clean up as quickly.

Through tomorrow we should see building surf from 2-3ft in the morning upwards to 3ft to occasionally 4ft later in the day but with early N/NW tending gusty N'ly winds, holding all day and only possibly shifting NW on dark, a touch earlier to the south.

This will limit quality surfing options, but Friday morning looks clean with a SW tending variable wind ahead of NE sea breezes. There should still be easing 3ft sets across north-east swell magnets, so get stuck in.

Saturday looks void of any major swell (1ft to maybe 2ft)and with W/NW winds.

Longer term there's nothing too significant so make the most of the coming days.