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Craig Brokensha (Craig)

Eastern Tasmania Surf Forecast by Craig Brokensha (issued Monday 31st May)

Best Days: Tomorrow morning for the desperate

Features of the Forecast (tl;dr)

  • Fading E/SE swell tomorrow with W/NW winds.


Windy, weak waves Saturday, much better Sunday with a swing in swell direction and new pulse of SE groundswell through the day. Conditions were much cleaner as well, still good this morning as the swell eased out of the E/SE.

This weekend and next week (Jun 1 - 6)

The current swell, generated by a great fetch of gale to severe-gale SE winds projected towards us off the southern tip of New Zealand's South Island will continue to ease tomorrow, dropping from a small 1-2ft across open beaches with an offshore wind.


Once the swell fades there's nothing significant at all on the cards for the coming period with the Tasman Sea becoming benign, while frontal activity in the Southern Ocean will be unfavourably dipping south-east.

The models are picking up flukey SE groundswell pulses late week but the source can't be found.

The South Arm doesn't look to hold much hope for a wave either, so give the surf a miss and check the next few updates on when we might get a decent wave again.


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haggis Monday, 31 May 2021 at 6:35pm

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