Nice little E swell to fill the gaps
South-east Queensland and Northern NSW Surf Forecast by James Casey (issued Wednesday 9th June)
Best Days: E swell from Thursday until Monday
- N/NE windswell for Wednesday
- 2-3ft E swell to combine with fading NE swell for Thursday/Friday
- 2-3ft E swell to continue into weekend and start of next week
Small to tiny waves yesterday with N winds making it a little bumpy and not very exciting.
Today is looking better with some nice waves out of the NE today up in the 2-3ft range. Winds are more out of NW today making it a little bumpy for north facing beaches but generally fairly clean conditions on offer.
The end of this week
A cut off low over the south east of the nation has brought an end to the run of swell we’ve had for most of the year. Things started off better today though with a nice little NE swell on offer and the good news is it’s only looking better from here.
A new E swell is set to arrive tomorrow (Thursday) mixing in with the NE swell, there should be some fun waves on offer. This E/SE swell was generated earlier in the week with E/SE winds to the west of NZ. It will provide some nice waves in the 2-3ft range that will be sustained into Friday.
Winds will be out of the W/NW early tomorrow but tend more N/NW later in the day making it a little bumpy at north facing beaches. Friday will be similar, with winds more offshore early before tending more NW as the day goes on.
Worth noting is the colder weather that will come as the cut off low and associated cold pool low move over the coast. If you haven’t already it could be worth getting your steamer out more for the air temperature than the water temperature.
The weekend and further ahead
As the cut off low moves offshore into the end of the week and at the start of the new week winds will be lighter and tend more offshore.
An infeed of N/NE winds, still not all that well aimed, and a distant fetch of E winds to the north of NZ look like they’ll bring a decent run of E swell sustained in that 2-3ft range throughout the weekend and into the start of next week. There could even be some more 3ft sets early next week although it looks to be a touch more inconsistent with the fetch a bit further away to the north of NZ.
Monday will see a new but weak S swell fill in with a small fetch of S winds on the western flank of the low moving away from the coast.
As mentioned it’s all looking up from here with decent waves from tomorrow onwards. More for further ahead on Friday.