Craig

Plenty of swell, best in protected spots down South

South Australian Forecast (issued Monday 4th May)

Best Days: South Coast all period in protected spots

Recap

This week (May 5 -8 onwards)

We've got a very active week of waves ahead as a series of strong SW groundswells push into the coast.

First though an intense mid-latitude low pushing in from the west will generate a large W/SW groundswell for tomorrow, coming in at 3-4ft on the Mid but with stormy conditions under a gale-force but easing W/NW tending W/SW winds.

The South Coast will build through the day and protected breaks around Victor and Middleton will be the only real option with the strong W/NW tending W/SW wind. Waits and Parsons will be too big all week.

After tomorrow's swell the Mid Coast will drop back to the smaller 2ft range but hang around this size on the sets all week. Conditions will be poor with a persistent onshore W'ly airstream

On the South Coast though we should see ebbs and pulses of SW groundswell as a series of fronts push up into Victoria.

Middleton should ebb and pulse between 4-5ft and winds look good with generally fresh to strong morning W/NW winds, swinging W/SW through the day. Thursday looks the diciest with W/SW winds kicking in mid-morning.

Into this weekend yet another large swell is due but this looks to be the biggest and out of the S/SW. The source of this swell will be a vigorous polar low pushing north-east towards Victoria while generating a fetch of severe-gale to storm-force SW winds.

A large S/SW groundswell will result, building late Saturday and peaking Sunday morning to 6ft across Middleton and 8ft at Waits and Parsons along with other deep water reefs during the morning, smaller into the afternoon.

Winds look to be offshore from the W/NW early, but we'll confirm this Wednesday.

 

 

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Sheepdog commented Tuesday, 5 May 2015 at 3:20pm

Jesus christ!!!!

Sheepdog

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udo commented Tuesday, 5 May 2015 at 3:27pm

West island left ?

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yorkessurfer commented Tuesday, 5 May 2015 at 6:02pm

Pretty radical weather down here the last 24 hours. It blew 100km an hour westerly winds last night. I thought my roof could be blown off! Then a huge swell with massive tide pushed in today and the swell went over the dune in front of my house. Luckily it didn't make to my doorstep!
It has to be pretty huge to wrap this far into Marion Bay!

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thermalben commented Tuesday, 5 May 2015 at 6:47pm

Bloody hell! Great pics YS.

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Sheepdog commented Tuesday, 5 May 2015 at 7:13pm

Insane...

Sheepdog

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keegz commented Tuesday, 5 May 2015 at 9:20pm

Yorkesurfer. Do you live at the caravan park?? Also hows those big brown snakes that seem to be a bit of a pest round ur neck.

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yorkessurfer commented Tuesday, 5 May 2015 at 9:26pm

Nah I live up along the same beach as the caravan park though keegs. Yeah I'm paranoid that my dog will get bitten by a brown snake so I've retired her to my oldies place in Adelaide. You really have to be careful of those fuckers in summer.

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udo commented Tuesday, 5 May 2015 at 9:37pm

Solar powered snake repeller any one tried them over there yorky ?

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yorkessurfer commented Tuesday, 5 May 2015 at 9:53pm

I've never tried them myself udo but the people across the street use them. They have a young daughter who plays in the yard so it gives them piece of mind.
But my dumb dog would try and go a snake if she saw one and as I don't have any fences she would probably wander off and get into some sought of mischief.
She's 15 now and was born and bred in Marion Bay but my oldies spoil her rotten so I don't think she misses it too much.