Easing swell with favourable winds

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Western Australia Surf Forecast by Craig Brokensha (issued Friday 24th April )

Best Days: Exposed breaks over the coming period


Wednesday's strong pulse of SW groundswell held a good 8ft into yesterday morning across Margs but with strong SE winds that shifted more S/SE through the day. Perth held the 2ft+ range most of the day with favourable conditions.

Today a further drop in size was seen but a reinforcing S/SW swell kept Margs up around the 6ft range with moderate to fresh E/SE winds and 2ft around Perth.

This weekend and next week (Apr 25 – 26)

The surf will continue to drop through the weekend out of the S/SW and into Monday before bottoming out Tuesday morning. Margs should ease from 3-5ft with 1-2ft waves in Perth tomorrow.

Exposed breaks will be the best with E/NE tending E/SE winds tomorrow, E/NE tending variable winds Sunday and Monday with fresh NE tending N/NE winds Tuesday.

The next significant increase in swell is due Friday. Before this a slight kick in small SW groundswell is due Wednesday afternoon and Thursday to an inconsistent 3-4ft+ around Margs and only 1ft in Perth.

Friday's swell will be better but only still moderate to large in size, generated by a weak polar front pushing up towards us during early to mid next week.

The South West should kick to the 6ft+ range Friday with 2ft sets in Perth and 3-4ft waves up at Gero into the late afternoon.

Winds look as if they'll be favourable and offshore from the E/NE at this stage, but we'll review this again Monday.