Craig

S'ly swells building from late week

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Eastern Tasmania Surf Forecast by Craig Brokensha (issued Monday 2nd December)

Best Days: Possibly Friday south swell magnets, early Saturday but more so Sunday and Monday south swell magnets

Recap

Nothing to surf over the weekend nor today.

This week and weekend (Dec 3 - 8)

Looking at the forecast graph it looks like there are a couple of decent southerly swells on the way, but there'll probably be no real surfable size until Friday and more so the weekend.

A stalling and multi-threaded low pressure system stalling under Tassie will project front after front across us, but all the activity will be too zonal to generate any southerly swell.

A burst of strong W/SW winds just within our southern swell window Wednesday afternoon and evening may produce a small pulse of S'ly swell for Friday, coming in at 2-3ft at true south swell magnets, tiny elsewhere. Winds look OK and NW tending W/SW, and then SE into the afternoon, favouring south swell magnets early.

This is a flukey swell, with a more reliable S'ly swell due over the weekend as the whole progression moves slightly more east and slowly up past us on Saturday.

A building S'ly swell is expected on Saturday, reaching 3-4ft into the afternoon, but with W tending S/SE and then E winds, spoiling the new swell.

Sunday looks the pick with a W/NW offshore and of NE sea breezes and easing sets from 3ft across south swell magnets, a smaller 1-2ft on Monday.

Longer term we may see a few small pulses of S'ly swell, but more on this Wednesday.