Fun waves at exposed coasts this week

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Western Australia Surf Forecast by Craig Brokensha (issued Monday 1st September)

Best Days: Tuesday morning, Wednesday morning, Thursday, Friday morning


Saturday was poor with onshore winds across all coasts but Sunday saw better conditions with a moderate swell and light variable tending offshore winds.

The swell has held into this morning but is on an easing trend with much cleaner conditions across the coast to 3-5ft around Margs, 2ft in Perth and 3ft up at Gero.

This week (Sep 1 – Sep 5)

The swell should bottom out tomorrow morning across the state and exposed spots will be the pick with early E/NE winds across most spots ahead of a swing to the NW during the afternoon.

A new SW groundswell is due on Wednesday, peaking through the afternoon to 4-5ft in the South West, 2ft in Perth and 3-4ft up at Gero. Winds should be OK early but not great with SE breezes around Margs and Perth, while Gero should see early variable winds.

Thursday looks better as the swell starts to ease with offshore E'ly tending variable winds. Friday will be again good at more exposed spots as winds tend more NE.

This weekend onwards (Sep 6 onwards)

As touched on Friday, we'll see some new activity into the weekend and beyond as a strong node of the Long Wave Trough slips in from the west during the end of the week, bringing with it a series of vigorous polar fronts and large swells.

Unfortunately winds will be onshore through the building stages and peak of the swell Sunday and Monday with improving winds likely into the middle of the week. We'll look at this again Wednesday though so check back then for an update.