Plenty of swell with improving winds all week

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Western Australia Surf Forecast by Craig Brokensha (issued Monday 9th June)

Best Days: Tuesday and Wednesday in protected spots, Thursday, Friday, Saturday morning


Perth and Gero performed best over the weekend with winds holding from the northern quadrant as pulses of medium sized W/SW groundswell filled in.

Today a new W/SW groundswell is building across the state and winds are fresh onshore in the South West, while Perth was clean early and Gero the best with 3-5ft of swell and morning NE winds.

This week (Jun 9 -13)

Today's building W/SW groundswell will be overtaken by a lager SW groundswell tomorrow, generated by a vigorous polar front that's currently just to our south-west. This swell should build through the day and peak through the afternoon around Margs and Perth, arriving late in Gero and remaining solid into Wednesday morning.

Margs should see 6-8ft+ surf with 3ft sets around Perth into the afternoon and a late kick to 5-6ft around Gero.

Protected locations will fair the best with a fresh and gusty S/SE'ly in the South West. Perth may be a little average with an overnight onshore not swinging more S'ly until sometime after dawn. Gero should be good again with variable winds at dawn ahead of the fresh to strong S'ly change.

In any case the rest of the week is looking much better as winds clock offshore and a large reinforcing S/SW groundswell arrives Wednesday afternoon ahead of a smaller reinforcing swell through Thursday.

This groundswell energy from the polar shelf should keep 6ft to occasionally 8ft sets hitting the South West Wednesday afternoon before easing from 6ft or so on Thursday. Perth should continue in the 2-3ft range Wednesday before easing from 2ft+ Thursday and Gero shouldn't drop below 3-5ft until Thursday morning.

Winds will remain from the S/SE around Margs Wednesday morning, but swing more SE further north, while Thursday looks great with an offshore E/SE tending variable breeze and then E/NE winds through Friday.

This weekend onwards (Jun 14 onwards)

There's nothing too major on the cards for the weekend beside a small-medium increase in SW groundswell along with winds from the NE, so you'll have to hunt out those northerly friendly breaks again.

Into next week we may see a new large W/SW groundswell fill in but for the most part along with onshore winds. Check back here on Wednesday for another update on this though.