Better surf potential from next week

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Craig Brokensha (Craig)

Eastern Tasmania Surf Forecast by Craig Brokensha (issued Wednesday 19th May)

Best Days: Northern corners Tuesday, Wednesday morning, late next week onwards

Features of the Forecast (tl;dr)

  • Building N/NE windswell Mon with early W/NW tending fresh N/NE winds, peaking Tue with stronger N-N/NW winds, easing Wed with W/NW winds


Good waves yesterday with the new S'ly groundswell and offshore winds, smaller today but still fun on the south magnets.

This week and weekend (May 20 - 23)

There'll be no south swell left in the tank tomorrow morning and come the weekend, zonal frontal activity won't provide much in the way of new swell potential.

Our building N/NE windswell for next week is on track with a slow moving mid-latitude low due to squeeze a strong high in the Tasman Sea, directing persistent, strengthening N/NE winds through our swell window Monday, strongest Tuesday.

We'll see the surf building out of the N/NE Monday, reaching 3ft later in the day with early W/NW tending fresh N/NE winds, bigger Tuesday to 3-4ft with strengthening N-N/NW winds. Northern corners will be the pick out of the wind but smaller.

Wednesday should see a fresh W/NW tending variable breeze as the N/NE swell eases from 2-3ft.

On the backside of the mid-latitude low moving through slowly later next week we may see a return S'ly swell, but we'll have to keep an eye on this in the coming updates.

Also, a poorly aligned but persistent and strong low forming above New Zealand may generate some inconsistent E/NE groundswell late next week/weekend, but more on this Friday.