Couple of fun swells with OK winds, best Monday morning

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Craig Brokensha (Craig)

Western Australia Surf Forecast by Craig Brokensha (issued Wednesday 15th October)

Best Days: Thursday morning, Saturday morning, Sunday morning, Monday morning, Tuesday morning


Conditions were clean again yesterday morning but the swell small with super exposed breaks across the state the only real option. A new swell started to show into the afternoon though and this has peaked this morning to 6ft+ in the South West, 2ft in Perth and 3-4ft up at Gero with offshores creating excellent conditions.

This week and weekend (Oct 16 - 19)

Today's swell should ease this afternoon but it'll be replaced by a new SW groundswell tomorrow, from a strong frontal progression that was to our south-west the last couple of days.

This should kick the South West to the 6ft to occasionally 8ft range, 2ft+ and 3-5ft up at Gero later tomorrow before easing from a slightly smaller size Friday morning.

Winds will be OK but not great tomorrow morning and offshore from the SE in the South West and lighter E/SE around Perth with a light variable onshore expected across Gero before S/SW winds kick in.

Friday doesn't look too flash either with lingering onshore S'ly winds in Margs and Perth with lighter SE winds up at Gero.

The weekend is looking better for a wave as a slightly stronger SW groundswell builds later Saturday and peaks Sunday morning. This is being generated by a vigorous polar low in the Heard Island region that's now projecting north up towards us while weakening.

The swell off this system should peak to 6-8ft in the South West, 2-3ft in Perth and 4-5ft up at Gero Sunday morning with offshore but far from perfect SE winds with a bit of strength.

Next week onwards (Oct 20 onwards)

Monday is looking a lot cleaner with offshore E/SE winds but the swell will be on the out with the morning providing the best bang for your buck. Tuesday should be good at exposed breaks as the swell bottoms out and winds tend more E/NE.

Into the rest of next week and weekend there's nothing too major on the cards unfortunately. Therefore make the most of the coming swells even if winds aren't totally perfect.