Poor angled swells

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Craig Brokensha (Craig)

Eastern Tasmania Surf Forecast by Craig Brokensha (issued Monday 19th April)

Best Days: No good days, try the South Arm

Features of the Forecast (tl;dr)

  • Acute, flukey S'ly groundswell Fri with gusty W/NW winds


Good waves across the south swell magnets Saturday morning, easing right back into yesterday and very slow today with less favourable and diffracted S'ly groundswells.

This week and weekend (Apr 20 - 25)

The coming week isn't overly special regarding surf potential with a cold front moving through tomorrow being too quick and weak to generate any size for us.

We'll then be relying on a very strong but zonally and northward positioned 'bombing' low and the only chance of size is from the final stages of it when it pushes east past us.

All in all we're only looking at a weakening fetch of strong to gale-force W/SW winds, with a flukey pulse of S groundswell Friday to 2ft max on the south magnets, flat elsewhere. Conditions will be clean with a gusty W/NW breeze but keep your expectations low.

Longer term, weaker but more favourably positioned polar frontal activity should generate small pulses of S'ly swell for early next week, but again it doesn't look to be generally over 2-3ft max. We'll have a closer look at this Wednesday though.