Good swell Wednesday but with average winds

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Western Australia Surf Forecast by Craig Brokensha (issued Monday 10th November)

Best Days: Wednesday and Thursday protected spots, Friday morning, Monday morning


Saturday saw great conditions around Perth with a solid clean easing swell from 3ft while Margs was pretty raw and improved through the morning with variable tending offshore winds. Gero was solid but light S'ly winds favoured slightly protected locations.

Sunday was real nice with straighter offshore winds across all coasts (variable around Gero) and a good fun swell.

Today a reinforcing SW swell has kept the South West in the 4-6ft range, with 2ft waves in Perth and 3ft sets up at Gero but winds were deteriorating with freshening onshores across most locations.

This week (Nov 11 - 14)

Today's reinforcing SW swell will bottom out through tomorrow and winds will linger onshore in the South West, while Perth should see more variable breezes creating clean/lumpy conditions and Gero lighter S/SE winds.

Our fresh pulse of W/SW groundswell due mid-week has been upgraded a touch with the low generating the swell being stronger than forecast on Friday. A fetch of gale to severe-gale W/SW winds are being aimed towards us as the low slips south-east with a strong W/SW tending SW groundswell due to fill in Wednesday and peak through the day.

Margs should offer 6-8ft sets, Perth 2-3ft waves and 4-5ft surf up at Gero into the afternoon.

Winds don't look too flash Wednesday with fresh S/SE tending S/SW winds through Wednesday and then stronger S/SE winds Thursday leaving protected locations with the only decent size.

These strong S/SE winds will also kick up some S'ly swell for Gero into Friday keeping 3-4ft waves hitting the coast before easing off into the afternoon and further Saturday.

The swell will drop away steadily across Margs and Perth with Friday morning the pick as winds swing E/SE with a dropping swell from 4-5ft+ and 2ft on the sets around Perth with the less favourable S/SW swell direction.

This weekend onwards (Nov 15 onwards)

Saturday will be small to tiny but clean with morning offshore E'ly winds across most spots ahead of afternoon sea breezes.

Some small to moderate sized SW swell is due into Sunday and Monday though, initially from an unfavourably tracking frontal system in the Heard Island region and then better aligned but weak polar front pushing towards us Saturday.

Size doesn't look to get above the 3-5ft range in the South West and 1-1.5ft in Perth with 2-3ft waves around Gero Sunday afternoon and Monday.

Winds look favourable and offshore from the E/SE Monday morning, but we'll review this again Wednesday.