Fun weekend, average until Wednesday

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Craig Brokensha (Craig)

Western Australia Surf Forecast by Craig Brokensha (issued Friday 7th November)

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


Poor conditions were seen yesterday with strengthening onshore winds and small amounts of swell, while today, larger levels of storm swell are breaking across all coasts with fresh but easing onshore winds.

This weekend (Nov 8 - 9)

Today's large kick in close-range W/SW swell is from an intense mid-latitude low pushing into the southern half of the state, with it currently clearing off to the east through the Bight.

This will result in a drop in swell but vast improvement in conditions across all locations with offshore E/SE winds around Perth and SE winds up at Gero, while Margs should see a more variable breeze across the north half of the cape (likely tending locally offshore).

Size wise, Margs should ease from the 8ft range with 2-3ft waves around Perth and 6ft+ sets up at Gero early.

Sunday will be good again but around half the size with offshore E/SE winds across most breaks.

A new reinforcing SW groundswell is due to fill in through the day but the size of this looks to be downgraded a touch with it peaking Monday morning to 4-5ft in the South West, 1-2ft in Perth and 3ft+ up at Gero.

Next Monday onwards (Nov 10 onwards)

Monday's small to moderate sized SW groundswell is due to be met with poor winds unfortunately with a trough pushing in quicker than ideal resulting in winds swinging from an early fresh N/NE'ly around to the N'th and then NW through the afternoon.

Tuesday unfortunately still looks poor with W'ly winds in the wake of Monday's trough, swinging S/SW through the day.

A new pulse of W/SW groundswell is due mid-week from a funky low pushing through the Central Indian Ocean over the weekend. It won't be the strongest, most consolidated or prettiest system but should generate a fun swell for all coasts.

A peak is due through Wednesday to 6ft+ in the South West, 2ft to nearly 3ft in Perth and 4-5ft up at Gero under fresh S/SE winds (SE around Perth).

Thursday looks better as the swell eases under E/SE winds, but they will be with strength, so the late morning surf will probably be the pick.

Longer term there's nothing too major at all, so make the most of the weekend and mid next week's swells! Have a great weekend!