Best Sunday down South but a touch windy

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Craig Brokensha (Craig)

South Australian Forecast (issued Wednesday 26th November)

Best Days: Saturday morning at exposed breaks for keen surfers down South, Sunday morning down South (but still good in protected spots later), Monday morning down South


The Mid dropped back from a tiny clean 0.5-1ft yesterday while the South Coast was average again with a fresh E'ly breeze through the early morning before turning back onshore mid-morning.

This morning lighter E/NE tending NE winds were seen across the South Coast but the swell was still quite lumpy and uneven from overnight onshores. Mid-morning offered the best of it at exposed beaches to the west of Victor Harbor.

This weekend (Nov 29 – 30)

Tomorrow won't be too special with a small leftover swell from today with morning NE breeze. Middleton is only expected to be in the small 2ft range on the sets, with 2ft+ waves at Waits and Parsons.

Sunday morning is the pick of the period as a strong new S/SW groundswell pushes in overnight Saturday and peaks through the morning, but winds look a touch blowy!

The polar low and fetch generating this swell have played out nicely with satellite observations confirming what was expected, and we should see Middleton offering 3ft to possibly 4ft sets early Sunday with 4-5ft bomb at Waits and Parsons.

Winds will be a touch strong but offshore from the N/NE during the morning ahead of a shift to the N/NW during the day and then W/NW into the evening. The Mid Coast will offer 0.5-1ft waves but choppy conditions with the above winds.

This Monday onwards (Dec 1 onwards)

Monday will be much smaller and easing on the back side of Sunday's S/SW groundswell with inconsistent but dropping 2ft+ sets at Middleton and 3ft waves at Waits under a W/NW breeze.

An onshore change will create average conditions into the afternoon and persist from the S/SE Tuesday leaving no decent options for a surf with tiny 0.5-1ft sets on the Mid.

Unfortunately the rest of the week isn't looking too flash with winds persisting from the southern quadrant (possibly E'ly Wednesday morning) but besides that onshore and terrible.

There's no significant swell on the cards anyway so with that in mind make the most of the coming days of waves down South!

Longer term there's a possibility of a good frontal system pushing through the Bight late in the week, but the models diverge on this. Therefore check back here Monday for the latest update and in the meantime, have a great weekend!