Poor outlook goes on


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Southern Tasmania Surf Forecast by Craig Brokensha (issued Monday 10th February)

Best Days: No good days


Cleaner than expected conditions Saturday morning with a small swell, still offering a couple on Sunday with easterly winds, favouring more protected spots.

Today the surf is tiny and only for beginners.

This week and weekend (Feb 11 - 16)

As touched on in Friday's notes, a small W/SW groundswell showing on the charts for tomorrow is only due to be tiny with 1ft sets continuing for beginners across Clifton, best for beginners.

It was generated by a distant storm that travelled unfavourably through our swell window. Winds aren't ideal but workable in protected spots again with a morning E/NE'ly, shifting SW-S/SW mid-late morning.

Come Wednesday there isn't expected to be any decent size left on the coast and a surface trough will bring onshore S/SW winds and a poor quality windswell that'll ease Thursday under freshening E/NE winds.

Another tiny W/SW groundswell showing on the charts Friday will again offer no real size, with it generated even further away in our swell window but at a more southerly latitude.

Unfortunately the outlook remains poor following this with no significant groundswells and average winds into the weekend and next week. So again check the East Coast forecaster notes for more surfing options over the coming fortnight.