Exposed spots over weekend, average next week
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Victoria Forecast by Craig Brokensha (issued Friday 29th August)
Best Days: Saturday morning and Sunday exposed spots, Wednesday morning
The very inconsistent long-range W/SW groundswell due across the state came in around expectations yesterday with very infrequent but good 3ft sets on the Surf Coast under light offshore winds, while the Mornington Peninsula saw 5-6ft sets.
The swell has eased back into today though leaving inconsistent and glassy 2ft+ waves on the Surf Coast with 4-5ft sets on the Mornington Peninsula.
This weekend and next week (Aug 29 – Sep 5)
You'll be best suited to scoping out exposed spots across the state over the weekend as the swell remains small and in the inconsistent 2ft range on the Surf Coast both Saturday and Sunday with 3-4ft sets on the Mornington Peninsula with the odd 5ft bomb Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning.
E/NE tending NE winds will favour those exposed spots tomorrow morning before weak SE winds develop into the afternoon. Sunday should be great all day with persistent N'ly winds (N/NW on the Surf Coast).
The swell will bottom out Monday and it'll be worth giving the surf a miss with fresh and gusty W/NW tending W/SW winds.
A new short-range SW swell is due on Tuesday generated by a relatively cold front pushing in from the west over the weekend and into us Tuesday morning.
A medium sized SW groundswell should fill in and reach 3ft through the middle of the day Tuesday on the Surf Coast with 6ft sets on the Mornington Peninsula but early W'ly winds swing fresh to strong SW through the day.
The swell should ease through Wednesday as winds swing back to the NW on the Surf Coast but there isn't expected to be much size left with dropping 2ft+ waves on the Surf Coast and 4-5ft sets on the Mornington Peninsula.
Into the end of the week we may see another small to moderate sized SW groundswell for Friday but winds look to be average again and from the S/SW to SE as the weak front producing the swell moves through.
Longer term there's still nothing major on the cards, but we'll review this Monday. Have a great weekend!