Nothing until next week, and not from the normal direction


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Southern Tasmania Surf Forecast by Craig Brokensha (issued Wednesday 12th February)

Best Days: Next Wednesday


Nothing to surf with tiny to flat conditions.

This week and weekend (Feb 13 - 16)

The coming outlook remains void of any swell out of our western to south-western quadrant with better options on the East Coast for experienced surfers.

Moving into next week though, ex-Tropical Cyclone Uesi is expected to drift down the East Coast of the continent but then stall off the south-east tip of New Zealand, directing a fetch of E/SE gales towards us, but not ideally at all for the South Arm.

It's like a W/SW groundswell spreading into Clifton, but from the E/SE though we've got less shadowing to the east.

A flukey E/SE groundswell is due from this fetch next Wednesday, with sets to 2ft+ due across Clifton, bigger at more exposed breaks to the swell.

Local winds are looking a little dicey as a high moves in from the west, possibly bringing onshore SE breezes, but we'll have a closer look at this Friday. Otherwise check the East Coast Forecaster Notes for more surfing options.