Slower period possibly ending later next week

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Western Australia Surf Forecast by Craig Brokensha (issued Wednesday 3rd December)

Best Days: Friday morning, Monday morning, Tuesday morning


A lift in SW groundswell Monday afternoon held in at 4-6ft across exposed spots in the South West yesterday under improving offshore winds, while Perth saw 1-2ft sets and Gero good 3ft+ waves.

The swell has backed off into today with offshores in Margs and Perth, while Gero saw less favourable S'ly winds.

This week and weekend (Dec 4 - 7)

Tomorrow will be a good lay day as the swell bottoms out through the morning with less than favourable S/SE winds.

A new small to moderate sized SW groundswell should build through the day though and peak Friday morning to 3ft to occasionally 5ft in the South West, 1-1.5ft in Perth and 2-3ft up at Gero.

Winds will be good for this swell in Margs and Perth with an offshore E/SE'ly but Gero will see S/SE winds.

The swell will back away through the weekend and winds will kick back to the S'th and even S/SW across Perth and Gero, leaving no options for a decent surf.

Into Sunday onshore winds are expected to develop everywhere as a weak trough pushes into us, bringing a slight kick in weak S/SW windswell.

Monday onwards (Dec 8 onwards)

Monday is looking OK as a new SW groundswell fills in in the wake of the trough bringing Sunday's onshore winds. Size wise we're probably looking at 3-5ft in the South West, 1-1.5ft in Perth and 3ft sets up at Gero again as winds kick back around to the SE.

Longer term we're finally looking at some better swell activity later in the week as a couple of strong fronts fire up along the polar shelf during the week, but more on this Friday.