Fading southerly energy, north-east from the weekend

Eastern Tasmania Surf Forecast by Craig Brokensha (issued Monday 23rd December)

Best Days: Desperate surfers south swell magnets Wednesday morning


A great N/NE swell on Saturday with clean conditions in southern corners and 3-5ft sets, easing into Sunday as a small S'ly swell took its place but with less than ideal winds.

Today our secondary pulse of S'ly groundswell wasn't reported to offer much size this morning, but hearing reports from the far southern NSW coast on the size, it would have provided good sized sets across the regional south swell magnets through the day.

This week and next weekend (Dec 24 - 29)

Any swell seen into today will ease into tomorrow, slowed by some reinforcing S'ly energy from the backside of the strong low that moved under our state on the weekend.

South swell magnets should ease back from 3ft+ tomorrow morning but with an average and onshore S/SE tending SE breeze. This won't leave any quality surfing options.

Wednesday morning will be nice and clean with a light N/NW breeze but fading swell from 1-2ft across the south swell magnets ahead of N/NE sea breezes.

There's nothing too significant for the rest of the week, but into the weekend we're looking at a building N/NE windswell event as a strong and slow moving high is slowly squeeze by a frontal progression moving in from the west.

A slowly strengthening N/NE fetch will develop in our swell window with building levels of N/NE windswell due Saturday, holding Sunday and Monday and then easing.

It won't be to the size of the weekend's swell, but it's something worth keeping an eye on.

Also worth keeping at eye on are tropical developments in the Coral Sea on the weekend and early next week, but any swell from this part of our swell window will be very small and inconsistent. More on this Wednesday. Merry Christmas!