Poor conditions over the coming days, improving over the weekend

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Craig Brokensha (Craig)

Western Australia Surf Forecast by Craig Brokensha (issued Wednesday 27th August)

Best Days: Early Thursday from Perth north, Saturday in Gero, Sunday morning everywhere, Monday morning exposed spots


A large and powerful W/SW groundswell filled in yesterday as early onshore winds became lighter around Perth and Gero through the day, while Margs saw fresh S/SW winds for the most part.

Today was the pick of the swell with large, clean and easing 10ft+ surf in the South West, 3-4ft sets around Perth and 6ft+ sets around Gero under morning offshores. Winds quickly shifted to the NW and freshened around Margs during the morning while lighter onshores have developed to the north.

This week and weekend (Aug 28 - 31)

Besides early NE winds around Peth and E/NE breezes up at Gero tomorrow morning conditions will become poor as an approaching front brings strengthening NW winds.

This will be related to a strong but weakening cold front pushing across us, bringing with it a new large W/SW groundswell for Friday morning. The South West should pulse back to 6-8ft+ with 3ft sets in Perth and 4-5ft waves around Gero but conditions will be poor with fresh W/NW winds across all coasts.

The front should pass through Friday evening with a drop in size and improving winds into Saturday and more so Sunday.

Saturday is still likely to be onshore from the SW across most spots (variable around Gero) while Sunday should see light variable tending locally offshore winds across all coasts.

Next week onwards (Sep 1 onwards)

There's nothing major at all on the cards for next week but winds should be generally favourable and offshore each morning besides Tuesday and Friday. Longer term some better groundswell is due from next weekend but with onshore winds. Check back here on Friday for more on this.