Exposed breaks Sunday and Monday mornings

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Craig Brokensha (Craig)

Western Australia Surf Forecast by Craig Brokensha (issued Friday 5th February)

Best Days: Sunday morning, early Monday, Wednesday morning, Thursday morning all in the South West


Fun waves across exposed breaks yesterday morning with offshore winds and 3ft sets in the South West, while today the swell was smaller, but winds better for more exposed breaks with a lighter E'ly offshore before sea breezes kicked in.

This weekend and next week (Feb 6 - 12)

From tomorrow some small pulses of SW groundswell are due, the best peaking Monday across the South West.

These are being generated by a series of relatively weak polar fronts through our south-western swell window, the strongest currently between Heard Island and us.

A small increase to 3ft is due tomorrow, with a better pulse to 3-4ft Sunday, with Monday's swell offering better 4-5ft across swell magnets, with tiny 1ft waves around Perth.

A slight dip in size is then expected Tuesday from the 4ft range, with a longer-range and inconsistent reinforcing SW swell Wednesday to 3-4ft.

Conditions tomorrow will be less than ideal with a fresh and gusty S/SE breeze, while Sunday should see more favourable E/SE offshores during the morning.

Monday will be best at exposed breaks and early with a dawn E/NE offshore due to tend more N/NE through the morning and then NW into the afternoon but without much strength.

S/SE - SE winds should kick back in Tuesday and Wednesday, more offshore from the E/SE into Thursday.

Longer term, some slightly bigger SW groundswell pulses are due into next weekend from stronger polar frontal activity through our south-west swell window, but not topping 4-6ft or so across the South West. Beyond this there's nothing too major on the cards at all, but check back here on Monday for an update on this. Have a great weekend!