Slow period with average winds

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Western Australia Surf Forecast by Craig Brokensha (issued Tuesday 12th August)

Best Days: No great days


What an amazing weekend of waves! A large and powerful SW groundswell filled in on Saturday under offshore winds across all locations, with monster surf around Margs, and pumping waves further north.

The swell peaked through the afternoon and then started to ease back steadily through Sunday as offshore winds persisted. Into yesterday conditions remained good across all spots as the swell eased back from the medium size range.

Today we're back to smaller surf across all coasts with fresh to strong E/NE winds.

This week and weekend (Aug 13 – 17)

There's nothing too major on the cards for this week with background levels of SW groundswell keeping moderate levels of swell hitting the South West, with smaller waves to the north.

One of these pulses is due tomorrow, offering inconsistent 4-5ft waves in the South West, 1-2ft sets around Perth and 3ft+ waves up at Gero but strong NE tending N/NE winds will create average to poor conditions. This swell is expected to ease back a touch Thursday as winds become less favourable from the N/NE to N/NW.

Another slightly bigger pulse is due later Friday and Saturday and then Monday morning across the state from a flurry of broad but weak frontal activity north of the Heard Island region over the coming days.

Winds will become funky though as a weak surface low moves in from the west with early light NE tending fresh N/NW winds due on Saturday and then fresh W/NW tending lighter S/SW winds on Sunday. Monday may see a morning SE'ly with 4-5ft+ of swell in the South West, inconsistent 2ft sets in Perth and 3-4ft waves around Gero. We'll look at this more closely on Thursday though.

Longer term there's nothing too major on the cards until later next week, but check back here on Thursday for an update on this.