Fun Sunday and then XL bumpy swell for next week

Craig Brokensha picture
Craig Brokensha (Craig)

Western Australia Surf Forecast by Craig Brokensha (issued Friday 3rd June)

Best Days: Sunday both coasts, maybe protected spots later Monday and Tuesday


Pumping waves across all coasts yesterday with clean 8ft sets in the South West, 2-3ft around Mandurah and Perth.

Today the swell is back a touch more but still solid and clean early around Margs to 6ft+ with 2ft+ waves further north. Conditions have since deteriorated though with a strengthening N'ly wind that will swing NW this afternoon.

This weekend and next week (Jun 4 - 10)

The start of the weekend is looking average, but cleaner conditions are now due into Sunday.

Today a strong new W/SW groundswell is due to reach 6-8ft in the South West and 2ft+ in Perth, easing back slowly through tomorrow but with fresh and gusty SW tending S/SW winds and then S/SE late.

Sunday is much better as winds swing offshore across all locations with a reinforcing SW swell from a pre-frontal fetch of W/NW gales. The South West should see 4-5ft+ waves through the day and 1-2ft sets in Perth.

Of much greater importance is the large swell due later Monday and more so Tuesday across the state.

Currently a vigorous polar low is forming around the Heard Island region, with a broad and long-lived fetch of severe-gale to storm-force SW winds due to be generated, projecting north-east up towards us while weakening on Sunday.

A large long-period SW groundswell is due, arriving through the afternoon Monday across the South West and building very rapidly, likely in excess of 10-12ft by dark. Perth should also kick late but more so to 2ft+.

A peak in size is due Tuesday morning to an XL 12-15ft, with larger sets at offshore bommies, 3-4ft in Perth.

Conditions Monday are looking average with a freshening N/NW'ly ahead of a late S/SW change, with S/SW winds persisting through Tuesday. Winds could swing more S'ly at times, but we'll review this again Monday.

Longer term there's plenty more swell due into the end of next week and weekend but with fresh onshore W/NW winds. More on this Monday. Have a great weekend!