Fun Saturday, large but onshore until Tuesday

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Craig Brokensha (Craig)

Western Australia Surf Forecast by Craig Brokensha (issued Friday 1st May)

Best Days: Saturday morning, Monday protected spots, every morning from Tuesday onwards


A kick in swell yesterday but with generally average winds, while today a large swell has come in across both regions but with S'ly winds in Margs, favouring protected locations. Perth was cleaner and offering 1-2ft sets.

This weekend and next week (May 1 - 8)

Today's good SW groundswell pulse is expected to ease back through tomorrow with great conditions under light E'ly offshores.

Our large and powerful SW and then S/SW groundswell for Sunday afternoon and Monday is still on track and there's been no real changes to the expected size.

Margs should build to 8-10ft+ late in the day, Perth to 2-3ft and Gero 3-5ft, easing from 10-12ft, 3ft and 5-6ft+ respectively.

Now winds will be poor Sunday and strengthening from the W/SW while Monday doesn't look too decent either with protected locations fairing the best under a S/SW tending S'ly breeze.

Tuesday looks the day to surf as winds swing light offshore across most spots. The swell will still be solid and from the S/SW, likely easing from 6-8ft in the South West and 2ft+ up around Perth with 4-5ft waves around Gero.

For the rest of the week conditions will be favourable but the swell small to moderate in size, with a couple of vigorous polar fronts firing up too late in our swell window to generate any thing significant.

The best pulse is due Thursday, kicking to 4-5ft in the South West, while Perth will struggle to get any decent size. A slightly better pulse is due Saturday afternoon and Sunday with what looks to be variable winds. More on this Monday though.