Poor outlook for the period


COVID-19 is changing the way we think about surfing. Travelling to the surf now means you're putting an unnecessary strain on the resources of small regional communities. So, please stay home. If you live near the beach and want to surf, please maintain a healthy spacing in the lineup, don't hang in the carpark, and keep your surf sessions shorter to allow others the opportunity to get wet. Above all, stay happy, healthy and look out for one another.

Southern Tasmania Surf Forecast by Craig Brokensha (issued Friday 7th February)

Best Days: No good days


A strong S/SW groundswell yesterday with clean conditions and pumping waves at spots handling the size before sea breezes kicked in, smaller today and with a light variable onshore wind.

This weekend and next week (Feb 8 - 14)

A small reinforcing pulse of SW swell tomorrow is still on track, but so are the onshore winds.

The polar front linked to this is now passing under and east of us, with a small 1-2ft wave due tomorrow, tiny and fading Sunday.

Unfortunately winds still look poor with a light to moderate SE'ly, freshening from the E/SE through the day.

Sunday will be OK for beginners with a strengthening NE breeze, favouring the eastern end of Clifton.

There's a new W/SW groundswell showing on the cards for Tuesday but this was generated around Heard Island and in our far swell window with only a very infrequent 1ft wave max due.

Conditions will be favourable with a N/NE'ly in the morning ahead of S/SE sea breezes.

For the rest of the week there's still nothing significant with another tiny and less consistent W/SW groundswell due Thursday afternoon/Friday, but a low drifting down the East Coast looks to bring onshore E/SE-SE winds. More on this Monday. Have a great weekend!