No major swells and dicey winds

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Craig Brokensha (Craig)

Western Australia Surf Forecast by Craig Brokensha (issued Friday 23rd October)

Best Days: Sunday and Monday mornings in the South West


Another good day of waves around Margs with a new swell to 5-6ft under morning offshores, before a W'ly change moved through. Perth saw good 1-2ft waves but average conditions with the onshore wind.

Today all coasts are average with a touch less size and persisting SW breeze.

This weekend (Oct 24 - 25)

The last day or so of onshore winds is due to a weak low moving across the south of the state and we should see this system weakening and continuing east through tomorrow resulting in winds tending more S/SE across the South West with SE winds around Perth.

The surf is due to ease back further though to 3-4ft+ in the South West and 1ft around Perth.

A background SW swell should keep similar sized sets hitting both regions into Sunday as winds improve further with morning offshore E/SE breezes, tending stronger S/SE through the afternoon as they fight with the S/SW sea breeze.

Next week onwards (Oct 26 onwards)

A slight kick in size is due Monday from a SW groundswell developing off a fetch of W/NW gales today and tomorrow to our south-west. This should provide better 3-5ft waves across the South West with 1ft+ waves around Perth under morning offshore E/NE winds.

Another developing low is likely to bring onshore NW winds to Perth in the afternoon, with more variable breezes in the South West.

Come Tuesday the low will be drifting south-east and with this average NW tending S/SE winds are due around Margs, with similar conditions to the north.

For the rest of next week there's still nothing major on the cards with background levels of swell from unfavourably aligned and distant frontal systems due to ebb and pulse across the coast.

Winds will remain less then ideal with variable breezes likely Wednesday and Thursday mornings with onshores from Friday.

There's nothing too significant showing longer term either, but we'll review this again Monday. Have a great weekend!