Possible swell potential later next week


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Eastern Tasmania Surf Forecast by Craig Brokensha (issued Wednesday 27th November)

Best Days: No good surf days


A S'ly change and weak kick in windswell yesterday afternoon and evening, all but gone today.

This week and weekend (Nov 28 – Dec 1)

Unfortunately the outlook remains void of swell for the coming days and weekend (besides a very weak S/SE windswell with onshore winds Saturday) and into early-mid next week.

A strong node of the Long Wave Trough just stalling east of us isn't ideal for swell generation, with all the frontal activity from the Southern Ocean being steered up and into the south-east of the country, not our East Coast.

We need the node to shift further east to open up our swell window, with that possibly occurring late next week, but, the angle of the frontal systems will go more zonal. Aghhh.

You'll have to check back Friday and Monday for running updates on the southerly swell potential later next week.


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garyg1412 commented Wednesday, 27 Nov 2019 at 4:10pm

Craig you're fast running out of headlines for this coast. You could say it's like living in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. Wake up, west wind howling, stoke the fire, no surf, go to sleep. Wake up, west wind howling, stoke the fire ...........!!!!

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Craig commented Wednesday, 27 Nov 2019 at 4:17pm

Haha, I know right, trying to keep it semi-interesting!

Nick Bone, see what these guys have to deal with...