Clean conditions and fun swells

Southern Tasmania Surf Forecast by Craig Brokensha (issued Friday 27th March)

Best Days: Saturday, Sunday for beginners, Tuesday afternoon, Wednesday through Friday


Plenty of swell to 2-3ft yesterday but with variable winds and a bit of morning sickness, cleaner today and back to 2ft.

This weekend and next week (Mar 28 – Apr 3)

The weekend will offer plenty of fun waves with a new pulse of SW groundswell due tomorrow, generated yesterday by a polar front.

Sets to 2ft are due with possibly the odd bigger one and winds look best for selected spots with a moderate to fresh N/NE breeze.

The swell will ease into Sunday from 1-1.5ft or so with similar and possibly stronger winds.

Moving into Monday and no major new swell is expected but we'll see a new long-period W/SW groundswell arriving Tuesday and building towards a peak into the afternoon.

A deep and intense polar low is forecast to form east of Heard Island this evening in our far swell window.

We'll see a fetch of severe-gale to storm-force winds projected through our western swell window as the low expands, with it weakening still far from us. This will result in a fair drop in size and consistency with the swell due to arrive through the morning and build to an inconsistent 2ft+.

Locally winds look good all day, N/NW all morning and early afternoon, tending variable into the afternoon.

The swell will ease Wednesday but there's plenty more reinforcing pulses of W/SW swell on the cards in the 2ft range Thursday and Friday with morning offshores. We'll confirm this on Monday though. Have a great weekend!


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Laurie BB commented Sunday, 29 Mar 2020 at 3:16pm

The Sunday surf report mentions a sign has gone up at Clifton about South Arm beach closures. Any chance the Monday surf report could include a photo of the sign so those who don’t live at Clifton know the details? Cheers!