Average period continues with a better swell for Wednesday

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South Australian Forecast by Craig Brokensha (issued Wednesday 8th March)

Best Days: Desperate surfers Friday and Saturday mornings at South Coast swell magnets, Wednesday


Tiny waves across the Mid Coast yesterday to 1ft on the sets, while the South Coast provided slightly cleaner conditions with a lighter onshore wind.

Today was much better down South with a light offshore wind and small lumpy 2ft of swell across Middleton, better at Waits and Parsons. The Mid Coast was back to a tiny 0.5ft.

This week and weekend (Mar 9 – 12)

The surf is looking pretty average tomorrow with smaller amounts of swell and a light onshore S/SW breeze across the South Coast that may be more variable if we're lucky. With the lack of size though, it won't be worth chasing. The Mid Coast will remain tiny to flat.

Friday should see some new S/SW swell from a polar low that fired up along the polar shelf the last couple of days. Fun 2ft+ sets are due off Middleton Friday morning, although inconsistent, and lighter E/SE-E breezes should create OK conditions for keen surfers at protected spots.

Saturday is looking cleaner now with a morning E/NE breeze, but size will be lacking with fading 1-1.5ft sets max at Middleton and a touch more size to 2ft+ at Waits and Parsons.

A late S'ly change is then due to create poor conditions Sunday with a junky S'ly windswell.

Next week onwards (Mar 13 onwards)

As touched on last update, a strong new SW groundswell is due later Tuesday and more so Wednesday, generated by an intense polar low forming south-west of WA over the weekend.

This swell looks to peak with morning NE offshore winds, but we'll have a closer look at this Friday.