Poor period continues until Friday

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Craig Brokensha (Craig)

South Australian Forecast (issued Friday 5th December)

Best Days: No good days until at least Thursday


There was no decent surf to get stuck into yesterday on either coast, and the trend has continued into today with tiny onshore waves across both coasts.

This weekend (Dec 6 - 7)

You'll have to keep yourself busy with other activities away from the surf this weekend as conditions will be terrible down South and tiny to flat across the Mid.

A solid increase in S/SE windswell should develop through tomorrow and then ease Sunday as a surface trough over Victoria strengthens, aiming a fetch of strong S/SE winds into the South Coast.

A junky increase to the 4ft range is due through the afternoon before easing from a similar size Sunday.

Winds won't improve on the backside of the swell though, with fresh to strong S/SE breezes persisting through Sunday and further into Monday. The Mid Coast will be clean but tiny and around 0.5ft.

Monday onwards (Dec 8 onwards)

Next week will unfortunately see a continuation of persistent onshore S/SE winds until at least Thursday morning and with no considerable groundswell.

From Thursday onwards though things are finally looking up, with some stronger polar frontal activity due to fire up south of the country during next week, and winds should kick around to the N/NE as it arrives on Friday and Saturday.

The only issue is that Saturday morning's offshores look short-lived, but we'll review this again Monday. Have a great weekend!