Windy but good Sunday, looking better Wednesday

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Craig Brokensha (Craig)

Western Australia Surf Forecast by Craig Brokensha (issued Friday 17th October)

Best Days: Saturday morning, Sunday morning, Wednesday morning, Thursday morning


Poor surf day in general yesterday across the state with small amounts of swell and average winds.

A new swell kicked later in the day and has held into this morning to 6ft on the sets in the South West, 2ft in Perth and 3-5ft up at Gero with lighter morning winds from the southern quadrant.

This weekend (Oct 18 - 19)

Today's swell will ease off overnight and bottom out tomorrow morning with fresh SE winds expected to favour slightly protected spots. Gero will likely see variable tending light onshore SW winds.

A good new SW groundswell is due to build through the day and peak early Sunday morning to 6-8ft across exposed breaks in the South West, 2-3ft in Perth and 4-5ft up at Gero.

Winds look better Sunday morning with a fresh to strong E/SE breeze expected across the South West and Perth, while Gero will see less favourable SE winds.

Next week onwards (Oct 20 onwards)

Unfortunately Monday's looking average now for exposed breaks with a deepening surface trough across us on Sunday due to slip south-east resulting in unfavourable S/SE winds across most spots, swinging S/SW through the day.

Tuesday will then likely see W'ly winds lingering across the South West and more variable breezes around Perth with a light E/SE'ly around Gero as the swell bottoms out.

Wednesday should see a new SW groundswell filling in and peaking, coming in a bit stronger than Sunday morning's swell due to the polar low having stronger core winds and being more intense.

This swell should peak in the 6-8ft+ range across the South West, 2-3ft in Perth and 4-5ft+ up in Gero Wednesday with fresh offshore E/SE winds is all goes to plan.

After this though there's nothing too major on the cards until the following week, but we'll review this Monday. In the meantime, have a great weekend!