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
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.