Average weekend, improving Monday, cleanest Tuesday

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Craig Brokensha (Craig)

Western Australia Surf Forecast by Craig Brokensha (issued Friday 24th October)

Best Days: Monday morning, Tuesday morning, Thursday and Friday mornings


Not the best day across the coast yesterday with onshore winds in the South West and Perth, while Gero was best with a variable tending N'ly breeze early.

Today conditions were great across all locations with fresh offshores kicking in and an easing small swell from 3-5ft in the South West, 1-2ft in Perth and 3ft up at Gero.

This weekend (Oct 25 - 26)

Tomorrow will be average across all coasts with an approaching front bringing freshening onshore winds with a slight increase in SW groundswell.

A better increase is due on Sunday afternoon's, peaking overnight and easing Monday as a stronger cold front projects a fetch of SW gales up and into us tomorrow evening. Winds will still be onshore in any case on Sunday and from the SW tending S/SW in the wake of the front, with Monday still looking like the day to surf with winds swinging offshore from the E/SE across Perth and Gero and SE down at Margs.

Next Monday onwards (Sep 27 onwards)

Size wise, the South West should ease from 6ft+ across exposed breaks, 2ft in Perth and 3-4ft up at Gero.

Tuesday will be smaller but cleaner with E/SE winds in the South West and E/NE winds further north, feeding into a deepening surface trough sitting offshore.

This trough is expected to move inland Tuesday evening and with this we'll see winds swing unfavourably to the S/SE Wednesday as a new moderate sized SW groundswell fills in.

This swell and a secondary swell for Thursday/Friday will be generated by relatively weak but persistent frontal activity to our south-west over the coming days, with the biggest increase due Wednesday.

We're only looking at inconsistent 4-5ft waves in the South West Wednesday, 1-2ft sets in Perth and 3ft waves up at Gero, with the secondary pulse for Thursday afternoon/Friday morning being a touch smaller.

Winds look a little funky but should be light and variable each morning, tending locally offshore Thursday and Friday, but we'll review this on Monday.

Longer term there's still no large swells on the cards for our region, with moderate pulses due to continue, but more on this in the next update. Have a great weekend!