Pumping Thursday, poor from Friday afternoon onwards

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Craig Brokensha (Craig)

Western Australia Surf Forecast by Craig Brokensha (issued Wednesday 16th July)

Best Days: Thursday, Friday around Gero and Perth, Sunday morning around Gero


The surf was large and stormy across most of the state yesterday, but today conditions have improved with a large easing SW groundswell. The South West has remained a little average, but protected locations were offering good waves, while Mandurah and Perth saw better but still lumpy 3-4ft surf with light offshores. Gero also saw light offshores but the swell was still pretty raw and not totally lined up.

This week and weekend (Jul 17 - 20)

Over the coming days a large reinforcing SW groundswell seen this morning will drop as offshore winds create great conditions tomorrow before becoming unfavourable into Friday and Saturday

Exposed locations in the Margs region should ease from 6-8ft+ with Perth easing from 2-3ft and Gero from 6ft+. Light to moderate E/NE winds should persist all day in the South West with fresher E'ly winds further north.

Friday will unfortunately become average as early NE winds in the South West strengthen from the N'th into the afternoon. Perth and Gero should see more favourable E/NE tending NE winds.

This northerly wind will be related to a weak front pushing in from the west and we'll see the front moving through Saturday bringing onshore winds into the afternoon across all coasts (after early NE winds around Gero and Perth).

A new long-range SW groundswell is due through Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning across the state but with the onshore winds which will persist into Sunday from the S/SW and swing more W/SW through the day it's not really worth elaborating on. Gero will probably see a morning SE'ly with 4-5ft of peaky swell.

Next week onwards (Jul 16 onwards)

Poor conditions are expected to continue through early next week as a mid-latitude low pushes across the southern half of the state on Monday bringing with it a large short-range W/SW swell.

Behind this we're unfortunately likely to see front after front impacting us bringing poor winds but plenty of swell. Therefore make the most of tomorrow and Friday morning north of Margs!