S swells and small E/NE swells continue over the weekend with offshore winds

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Steve Shearer (freeride76)

Eastern Tasmania Surf Forecast by Steve Shearer (issued Fri Apr 12th)

Features of the Forecast (tl;dr)

  • More S swell pulses over the weekend with offshore winds
  • Small E/NE swells into and over the weekend and into next week
  • More S swell pulses Tues/Wed week
  • Stronger S swell likely Fri next week


E/NE swells have persisted in the 2-3ft range through Thurs and into today with some long period S swell filling in through the a’noon to 3-4ft with winds remaining out of the W.

This weekend and next week (Apr12 - Apr19)

We’ve still got the intense Tasman low in the picture sending E/SE-E/NE swell towards Tas, located now off the west coast of the South Island, with a large slow moving high SW of WA and powerful fronts under the SE of the continent. As pressure gradients ease in the Tasman Sea we’ll see continuing offshore to variable winds establish across the region with a mix of  SE-E swells and long period S pulses.
No great change to the weekend f/cast. Strong S swells to 3-4ft at S facing beaches under offshore winds with soigné small E/NE swell to 2ft in the mix.

Easing a notch into Sun with 3ft sets and a reinforcing pulse to 3ft+ during the day with offshore tending variable to NW winds.

 More S groundswell expected next week, with a renewal in S swell Tues  from a deep low passing under Tas later Sun into Mon (see below).

We’ll see a fun blend of E/NE and S swells to 2ft on Mon before the next pulse on Tues rebuilds to 3-4ft at S facing beaches with SW tending S winds.

That will ease into Wed and hold at small levels Thurs before another pulse Fri.

We should see small levels of S swell continue into the weekend.

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