Easing S swells over the weekend with offshore winds

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Steve Shearer (freeride76)

Eastern Tasmania Surf Forecast by Steve Shearer (issued Fri Apr 26th)

Features of the Forecast (tl;dr)

  • Fun leftovers Sat with offshore winds
  • Back to small swells Sun/Mon
  • More S swell pulses Tues, larger on Wed 
  • S swell pulses and S winds through until the end of next week


S swell built to 3-4ft at S facing beaches yesterday under W-SW winds and is stronger 4-5ft today under W/SW winds tending variable in the a’noon. 

This weekend and next week (Apr26- May3)

High pressure is moving over NSW at the moment with W’ly ridging over Tasmania as a new front/trough approaches from the W.

No great change to the weekend f/cast with easing S swell tomorrow, a few 3ft sets early dropping through the day and NW tending W/NW winds.

By Sun the swell will be mostly gone with just small leftovers to 1-2ft at best at S facing beaches.

Into next week and tiny surf continues into Mon.

By Tues we’ll see a front sweep past the state with a SW fetch. We’ll see some small S swell wrap to 2-3ft at S facing beaches Tues.

Front brings S swell Tues/Wed

By Wed the new high pressure ridge will bring S’ly winds and short range S swell. Models are probably overcooking size but we should see 3-4ft of short range S swell under fresh S’ly winds.

Further ahead and we should see easing S swells Thurs with more frontal activity either late in the week or next weekend, suggesting more S swell. A low may potentially form in the Tasman and NE-E/N infeed into that low may supply some small swell from that direction for NETas later next week. Models are divergent at the moment with low confidence in specifics so check back Mon.

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