Moderate amounts of swell with varying winds

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Western Australia Surf Forecast by Craig Brokensha (issued Wednesday 1st October)

Best Days: Early tomorrow in Perth and Margs, Friday morning in Perth, Saturday morning around Perth and Gero, Monday morning onwards


Perth provided the best waves yesterday morning with a clean straight swell while Margs was still a little lumpy and disorganised, similar to Geraldton.

Today stiffer offshore winds created great waves across all coasts with an easing swell from the 6ft range in the South West, 2-3ft in Perth and 3-4ft up at Gero.

This week and weekend (Oct 2 - 5)

Perth and Margs should offer a small and short window of clean conditions tomorrow morning under a NE breeze at dawn before an onshore change moves through. The swell will be down further on today but still fun early across selected spots.

From here on we'll enter a period of dicey winds with various pulses of W/SW groundswell, one on Saturday ahead of another smaller pulse through the day Sunday and then third Monday afternoon.

Friday is likely to see light W/SW tending variable winds in the South West with S/SE winds around Perth and Gero while Saturday morning looks poor in the South West with moderate to fresh W/NW winds. Perth and Gero look much better with offshore E/SE winds and 2-3ft waves around the former and 3-5ft waves up at the latter.

Sunday looks average across all locations again with fresh SW winds around Margs, NW tending SW winds in Perth and W'ly tending S/SW winds up at Gero.

Next Monday onwards (Oct 6 onwards)

The outlook remains unimpressive through next week with medium sized pulses of SW-WSW groundswell on the cards from background frontal activity in the Southern Indian Ocean.

Winds will improve Monday and swing SE across most spots, likely E/SE around Perth, while Tuesday and Wednesday mornings look better with light and straight offshores.

Late in the week we may see a large new W/SW groundswell across the state, but we'll look at all of this in greater detail on Friday.