Couple of days of windy surf then easing back to tiny for a while

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Steve Shearer (freeride76)

Eastern Tasmanian Surf Forecast by Steve Shearer (issued Mon Jan17)

Features of the Forecast (tl;dr) 

  • Inconsistent, pulsey E/NE swell from TC Cody holdingTues with mod S/SE winds developing
  • New short range swell Wed with fresh S to SSE winds, easing back to small leftovers Thurs
  • Surf easing back to tiny for a few days from Fri into mid next week as high pressure parks itself next to Tasmania


Chunky NE swell supplied 3ft leftovers Sat with light N’ly winds, easing to 2-3ft surf Sun with a light SE wind. Today has seen longer period swell from Ex TC Cody fill in with inconsistent 3-4ft sets and light E’ly winds. 

This weekend and next week (Jan17-Jan28)

E/NE groundswell from Ex TC Cody continues at similar sizes tomorrow, with inconsistent 3-4ft sets on offer. Winds won’t be great though as a trough forms to the NE of the state in the wake of a cold front. With a strong high pressure system tracking well below the Bight this combination sees mod/fresh S/SE winds develop through Tuesday.

In the wake of the front S swell quickly boosts Wed into the 3ft range, easing back during the day, with winds from the S/SE also easing during the day.

With high pressure parking itself beside Tasmania for most of this week we’re expecting a period of tiny surf to become established through Thurs into the weekend and early next week, with swell sources effectively blocked by the large high . 

Looks like later next week, likely Wed into Thurs we’ll start to see some workable NE windswell start to build  as high pressure drifts towards New Zealand and winds along the western flan of the high start to increase off the NSW South Coast down to Bass Strait.

We’ll update this as that event gets closer, it doesn’t look like anything major at the moment just a couple of feet of windswell. In the interim grab what you can of this current E/NE swell.

Check back Wed for the latest update.