Small surf this period

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Eastern Tasmania Surf Forecast by Craig Brokensha (issued Friday 26th March)

Best Days: Tomorrow, Sunday, Tuesday morning south magnets

Features of the Forecast (tl;dr)

  • Background E/NE swell for the weekend, fading Mon with NW winds tomorrow, W tending N in some regions Sun
  • Building mid-period S swell Mon with fresh SW tending S winds, easing Tue with W/SW tending NE winds


The low linked to our large, stormy swell dipped south on Wednesday night, bringing offshore winds and clean, easing surf from the 6-8ft range across the coast yesterday, excellent for experienced surfers.

Today the swell is back to a smaller, though fun 2-3ft.

This weekend and next week (Mar 27 – Apr 2)

The swell from the strong low seen this week will continue to ease into the weekend, but an infeed of strong E/NE winds hanging in our swell window should keep inconsistent 2ft sets hitting the coast through both Saturday and Sunday, fading Monday. There might even be the odd bigger one Sunday afternoon from a slight intensification today.

Conditions will be clean tomorrow with a persistent, fresh NW offshore, then W'ly Sunday morning with sea breezes out of the N possible across a select few locations.

Moving into Monday and a small front pushing up past us is now due to bring some new S'ly swell, building through the day and reaching 3ft across the south magnets but with a SW tending S'ly breeze.

Come Tuesday the swell will be easing quickly with fading 2-3ft sets under a W/SW offshore ahead of NE sea breezes.

Following this there's still nothing too significant on the cards but there is potential brewing for some kinda of swell following the Easter Long Weekend. More on this Monday. Have a great weekend!