Improving from Friday, best Sunday morning

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Craig Brokensha (Craig)

South Australian Forecast (issued Wednesday 26th November)

Best Days: Friday morning, Sunday morning and Monday morning down South


Good 2ft waves continued across the Mid yesterday with a light variable breeze creating better than expected conditions through the morning. The South Coast was also workable early before fresh onshores kicked in.

Today the swell was still hanging in at 2ft on the Mid with offshore winds, while the South Coast was smaller and not too flash with lighter more variable winds early which have since freshened again from the S'th.

This week (Nov 27 - 28)

The current swell on the Mid should finally drop away to a tiny 0.5-1ft or so tomorrow and the South Coast will also be small and average with a fresh E/SE breeze through the morning.

Friday is looking better for a wave at exposed beaches down South as winds tend light NE through the morning with a small swell filling in. Initially Middleton is only expected to be around 2ft, with 3ft sets at Waits but a slight kick in size should be seen through the late morning. Don't hold off too long though as fresh S/SE sea breezes will kick in from around midday.

This weekend onwards (Nov 29 onwards)

Saturday will be pretty average with a small leftover swell and morning NE wind. If you're desperate for a surf head out to Waits or Parsons, but keep your expectations low.

Sunday is looking much better with the arrival and peak of a new S/SW groundswell through the morning along with more favourable N/NE winds.

This swell is will be generated by a strong polar low skirting around the southern flank of a strong high over the Bight and will aim a fetch of severe-gale W/SW winds through our southern swell window.

Good 3ft+ of swell should be seen at Middleton Sunday morning with 4ft+ sets at Waits and Parsons with good conditions through the morning. Try and surf before lunch though as the swell will ease as SE winds develop into the afternoon.

The swell will back off into Monday and winds are a little tricky to forecast at this stage due to a deepening inland trough over us through the weekend.

We're likely to see winds swing back to the west and then south early in the week, with a morning offshore Monday morning, but check back here on Friday for a clearer idea.

There's not much on the way swell wise, so make the most of the coming windows of cleaner conditions down South!