Easing peaky swell, cleaner and straighter from Friday

South Australian Forecast (issued Wednesday 10th June)

Best Days: Thursday morning down South for keen surfers, Friday through Sunday morning down South


Poor large and onshore waves across the South Coast yesterday with workable 2-3ft waves on the Mid, cleaning up into the afternoon as winds tending more S'ly and S/SE on dark.

Today the Mid was still offering good 2-3ft sets with offshore winds, while the South Coast was peaky and bumpy with plenty of size, but not enough offshore in the breeze to clean it up after yesterday's mess.

This week and weekend (Jun 11 – 14)

Our current swell should continue to ease into tomorrow, becoming more noticeably smaller into Friday.

Conditions will remain far from perfect into tomorrow with a moderate to fresh E/NE breeze due down South while the Mid will be clean but easing from 1-1.5ft.

Friday will be much better down South with N/NE offshores, easing and tending lighter NE into the afternoon. Middleton should offer inconsistent but fun 2ft waves with 3ft sets at Waits and Parsons.

A slight kick in SW groundswell from an unfavourable fetch of pre-frontal W/NW gales is due Saturday and winds will remain favourable and offshore from the N/NE through the morning. Weak W'ly breezes are likely into the afternoon.

Come Sunday the swell will be smaller and only really workable at Waits and Parsons with a great N/NE tending NE breeze.

Next week onwards (Jun 15 onwards)

Unfortunately, as talked about the last few updates, there's nothing too significant at all on the cards for next week as an upper level blocking pattern moves in from the west (opposite to a strong node of the Long Wave Trough). This will effectively steer frontal activity away from us resulting in us to rely on long-range and inconsistent groundswell energy.

We may see some average and weak short-range S/SW swell later in the week, but we'll have a closer look at this on Friday.