Very slow period ahead

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Western Australia Surf Forecast by Craig Brokensha (issued Friday 28th November)

Best Days: Sunday morning, Tuesday morning, Wednesday morning exposed breaks across the state


Margs offered the best waves yesterday with offshore winds that persisted all day with a fun easing swell.

Today everywhere was poor with the swell bottoming out under average onshore winds. A new SW swell has since filled in across most spots but with persistent onshore breezes.

This weekend (Dec 29 - 30)

This afternoon's small kick in SW groundswell should ease back a touch into tomorrow from 3-4ft+ in the South West, 1-1.5ft in Perth and from 3ft on the sets up at Gero.

Winds will remain less than ideal with a S/SE breeze during the morning across most spots, while Sunday will be better but the swell small with morning offshore E/SE winds around Perth and Margs, S/SE up at Gero.

Monday onwards (Dec 1 onwards)

Into Monday a slightly stronger pulse of SW groundswell is due to fill in across all coasts, generated by a weak polar frontal progression pushing east from the Heard Island region.

This won't provide any major size at all with Margs expected to reach and inconsistent 3-5ft through the day, 1-1.5ft in Perth and 3ft up at Gero again before easing from a similar size Tuesday morning and further Wednesday.

Winds will be average and fresh from the S/SE across Margs and S/SW further north around Perth and Gero. Tuesday should see better SE winds across most breaks (not Gero), and this will probably be the best day to surf as Wednesday will be cleaner with E'ly winds, but a smaller swell.

From Wednesday morning we'll see the surf really back away and become tiny to flat across the state into the end of the week and weekend.

There doesn't look to be any major swells on the cards at all for the following week unfortunately, but we'll update this again Monday. Have a great weekend!