Slow week but with good winds

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Western Australia Surf Forecast by Craig Brokensha (issued Monday 23rd March)

Best Days: Every morning across exposed breaks across the state this week, Sunday morning


Friday's pumping day of waves evaporated into Saturday with poor onshore S/SW winds across most locations and a smaller fading swell.

A strong pulse of inconsistent S/SW groundswell filled in yesterday as winds improved but remained best for protected locations and strong from the S/SE.

Today was great again down in the South West with offshore winds and easing 4-5ft waves with the swell not hitting Perth to well with tiny 1-1.5ft waves and 3-5ft sets up at Gero.

This week (Mar 24 - 27)

Every morning this week will be good across exposed breaks in the South West and up at Gero with offshore E'ly winds, tending more E/NE into Thursday and Friday.

Today's S/SW swell will continue to ease into tomorrow from 3-4ft in the South West, 1ft in Perth and 3ft up at Gero, with a new S/SW groundswell due to build through Wednesday afternoon in the South West, late in the day further north.

This swell is being generated today on the edge of our southern swell window to the south-west of the state by a polar low. Margs is due to see the most size but only to an inconsistent 3-5ft later Wednesday when sea breezes will be on it, with Thursday morning due to drop from 3-4ft.

Perth won't see any major size above 1ft, while Gero should offer infrequent 2-3ft sets Thursday morning.

Friday will become small with swell magnets in the South West the go.

This weekend onwards (Mar 28 onwards)

The swell will bottom out Friday evening/early morning Saturday before a new small SW groundswell fills in Saturday morning.

There's no major size due with this swell with the front generating it being small and short-lived.

A couple of secondary weak systems are due to move in behind the initial system, producing a stronger increase in size Sunday afternoon and more so Monday.

Size wise we're looking at 4-5ft waves max in the South West later Sunday/Monday morning with 1-2ft sets Monday morning and 3ft+ waves up at Gero Monday.

Winds aren't expected to be too favourable with morning S/SE winds Saturday morning, E/SE breezes Sunday morning and S/SE winds again Monday, but we'll review this Wednesday.