Tiny over Easter, much more on the radar next week

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Steve Shearer (freeride76)

Eastern Tasmania Surf Forecast by Steve Shearer (issued Fri March 29th)

Features of the Forecast (tl;dr)

  • Tiny S/SE swell for the weekend with N/NW tending NE winds Sat, SW tending SE Sun
  • Building N/NE windswell Tues
  • Spike in S swell later Tues, peaking Wed
  • S swell remains surfable later next week
  • Potential chunky E/NE swell as low drifts down from Northern Tasman


Minor levels of S swell Thurs to 0/5-1ft with some 

This weekend and next week (Mar 30 - Apr5)

It’s quite a bland synoptic outlook with a large area of high pressure moving into the Tasman and becoming slow moving as it weakens. That is forcing fronts well to the south and away from the southern swell window.  Not much change for the Easter outlook. Just tiny surf is expected both days and extending into Easter Mon. Winds should be mostly light and variable as high pressure drifts over the state. 

Things take a more dynamic turn from Tues as an inland trough/low approaches the Gippsland coast. N’ly winds feeding into the system should see NE windswell build through Tues into the 2-3ft range. 

A front pushes through Tues as the low system exits the coast and brings fresh SW-S winds and s spike in S swell to 3-4ft by Tues PM, peaking into Wed in the 5-6ft range under fresh S/SW-S winds, easing through the day as winds also drop down .

Further ahead and we may see some chunky E/NE swell develop over the weekend as a trough or surface low drops down from the Northern Tasman. We’ll see how this looks on Mon but for now, we’ll pencil in some solid 4-5ft surf next weekend.

Check back Mon for the latest and have a great Easter weekend!