Large swells to come, cleanest over the weekend
Western Australia Surf Forecast by Craig Brokensha (issued Wednesday 29th June)
Best Days: Perth Thursday and Friday morning, keen surfers in the South West Friday morning, South West Saturday morning, both regions Sunday and Monday
Nothing of note the last couple of days with onshores in the South West and less than favourable winds and fading surf to the north.
This week and weekend (Jun 30 – Jul 1)
Short summary today as I'm not feeling the best.
Tomorrow's large SW groundswell is on track with solid 6-8ft+ waves due across the South West and 2ft sets around Perth but conditions will remain poor around Margs with a moderate W'ly onshore, fresher towards Cape Leeuwin. Perth will be the standout with E/NE offshores (NE around Mandurah), tending more variable into the afternoon.
A more variable breeze from the N'th should create better conditions across the South West Friday, but it'll still be far from perfect. Easing surf from the 6ft range is due, and 1-2ft around Perth with morning E/NE winds.
Through the weekend another large SW groundswell is due across the state, produced by a really good looking polar low that formed south-east of South Africa.
A fetch of storm-force winds have already been generated, with the low now expected to maintain its strength a little longer as it tracks east along the polar shelf over the coming days.
The swell is due to arrive through Saturday afternoon and kick to a very solid 8ft+ across the South West by dark, easing from 6-8ft+ Sunday morning. Perth should kick to 2ft late, easing from 2ft+ Sunday morning.
Winds Saturday morning are looking great and offshore from the E/NE ahead of a SW change, while Sunday should see gusty S/SE winds, favouring protected breaks.
Longer term easing surf and offshore E'ly winds are due early next week, with moderate amounts of swell and deteriorating winds for the second half of the week, more on this Friday.