Tricky south swells, more reliable from the weekend


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Eastern Tasmania Surf Forecast by Craig Brokensha (issued Wednesday 4th December)

Best Days: South swell magnets for keen surfers Saturday, early Sunday, Monday


Tiny surf yesterday with a slight kick in S'ly swell today, though mostly tiny.

This week and weekend (Dec 5 - 8)

Another flukey pulse of S'ly swell may be seen tomorrow and Friday, but only to 1-2ft across true south swell magnets, flat elsewhere but with favourable winds.

The weekend still offers the most opportunity for a wave as the progression that's been pushing across the state moves more into our swell window.

A broad fetch of SW winds will be aimed up past us Friday evening and more so Saturday, producing an initial flukey S'ly swell Saturday to 2-3ft across south swell magnets, much better Sunday and to 3ft+.

Winds are an issue on the weekend, good Saturday morning and W/NW, swinging SW into the afternoon and then SW tending SE and then E on Sunday with the best swell.

Monday looks fun with clean conditions and easing 2-3ft of S'ly swell. Following this there's nothing too significant besides a couple of weak windswells, so try and make the most of the coming S'ly swell pulses.