S pulse Sun before NE windswell builds Tues next week

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Steve Shearer (freeride76)

Eastern Tasmania Surf Forecast by Steve Shearer (issued Fri 2nd June)

Forecast Summary (tl;dr)

  • Smaller Sat with a S/SW change around lunch-time
  • Another mod sized S groundswell Sun with light onshore winds
  • Prominent NE windswell Tues, sizey on Wed/Thurs


Small, long period S swells to 1-2ft yesterday, under W winds. A stronger pulse of S swell with periods of 14-16 seconds make landfall early morning with some 2-3ft sets at S facing beaches but size eased quite rapidly through the morning. 

This weekend and next week (June3 - Jun 9)

No great change to the weekend f/cast. Strong high pressure approaches and then drifts SE of Tasmania over the weekend with a strong front and low passing to the S. Early W’ly winds Sat tend S/SW around midday as the front passes to the SE into the Tasman. Expect small S swells to 2ft at S facing beaches, easing during the day.

A stronger S’ly pulse is due Sunday generated by the front/low which passes into the Tasman Sat. Expect long period S swell to build to 3-5ft during the day with light S’ly winds tending to light/variable breezes as high pressure drifts just to the SE of the state.

Into next week and winds tend NNE-NE Mon as the high moves slowly E. Easing S swells will see some leftover 2-3ft sets early, dropping back during the day.

NE winds developing off the South Coast down to Bass Strait look like generating some useful NE windswell next week. We should see a small building trend through Tues with size building to 2ft.

NE winds extending through Bass Strait  generate NE windswell next week

Continuing to build Wed into the 3ft and peaking Thurs in the 4ft range due to the high being very slow moving. 

And approaching mid latitude low and front will see winds shift NW on Fri with easing NE windswell to 2-3ft early groomed by improving winds.

Next weekend looks to be small with W to NW winds being driven across the state by a stalled low in the Bight.

We’ll see how that is shaping up on Mon.

Seeya then and have a great weekend.