Exposed breaks around the state the focus

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Craig Brokensha (Craig)

Western Australia Surf Forecast by Craig Brokensha (issued Friday April 3rd)

Best Days: Every day at exposed breaks across the South West


Small clean waves across the South West yesterday, while today early SE winds swung more offshore through the morning, creating good conditions again at swell magnets. Perth has been clean but tiny.

This weekend and next week (Apr 4 - 10)

Our small increase in SW groundswell is still on track tomorrow with the South West due to build from 3-4ft during the morning to 3-5ft into the mid-late afternoon. Perth isn't due to see any major size, with the swell easing Sunday from 3-4ft and 1ft+ respectively.

Winds tomorrow morning are looking better with a SE'ly that may even tending E/SE, with E/NE winds around Perth and Gero. Sunday should then see fresh to strong SE tending E/SE winds across all locations.

Into next week there's nothing major due, with only a couple of inconsistent and small S/SW groundswells due across the South West from persistent polar frontal activity to our south-west.

We're looking at inconsistent 3-4ft waves in Margs Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday with Perth pulsing between an inconsistent 1ft+.

Conditions will continue to be favourable across exposed breaks though with persistent offshore E/NE winds Monday through Wednesday. The swells should start to ease Thursday and Friday with straighter E'ly offshores.

Longer term we should finally see some better swell activity into the middle of the month as a strong node (peak) of the Long Wave Trough is forecast to move in from the west next weekend (right) and into early the following week. More on this Monday though. Have a happy and safe Easter!