Friday the best of an average bunch

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Western Australia Surf Forecast by Craig Brokensha (issued Monday 7th December)

Best Days: Protected locations in the South West and Perth Tuesday, Friday in the South West


Average weekend of waves with no decent swell and poor winds, with the trend continuing into today.

This week (Dec 8 - 11)

Later today a very inconsistent SW groundswell is due and this should peak tomorrow morning to 5-6ft across exposed breaks, with the chance of the odd bigger bomb. But expect long waits between sets. Perth is only due to see infrequent 1-2ft waves.

Now, winds will improve and ease across the South West but likely linger light from the S/SW. Hopefully we'll see more variable winds at dawn, but in any case aim for slightly protected spots. Perth should see offshore E/SE winds before sea breezes kick in.

Into Wednesday and Thursday the swell should slowly ease as winds remain less than ideal from the S'th in general, possibly S/SE early across both regions on the former, but more so Thursday (SE around Perth but tiny).

Friday looks like the best day to surf, as a new small to moderate SW groundswell fills in and winds swing offshore across the South West from the E/SE.

This swell will be generated by a relatively weak front developing south-west of us tomorrow, pushing east towards Victoria. We're only due to see 4-5ft+ waves across the South West, with 1ft+ sets in Perth, but with those better winds, there should be fun options about.

A drop is then expected through the weekend as winds become dicey again, most likely S'ly Saturday morning and SW Sunday.

Longer term there's still nothing significant on the cards unfortunately, but check back here Wednesday for the latest.