Workable weekend, cleaner into next week

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Craig Brokensha (Craig)

Western Australia Surf Forecast by Craig Brokensha (issued Friday 1st July)

Best Days:


A good kick in swell yesterday but with onshore winds across the South West, and cleaner conditions to the north. This morning was the pick though with good clean 2-3ft waves around Mandurah, 2ft+ surf in Perth and still bumpy crumbly 5-6ft sets across the South West.

This weekend and next week (Jul 2 - 8)

There's no real change to the weekend's groundswell and winds, with Saturday morning expected to be smallish ahead of a the groundswell proper kicking into the afternoon.

The South West should see clean 4-5ft+ sets through the morning with 1-2ft waves around Perth, building to 6-8ft by dark, easing back from 8ft+ Sunday morning around Margs.

Perth should see good easing 2-3ft waves Sunday morning. Winds look good most of tomorrow with morning offshores, tending variable ahead of mid-late afternoon sea breezes, while Sunday will see fresh and gusty S/SE winds moving up the coast through the day.

Better offshore E/SE winds are due Monday as the swell eases back from the 4-6ft range in the South West and 1-2ft in Perth.

Monday will be smaller again as winds tend more E/NE.

The next increase in swell is due Wednesday, that being an inconsistent and small to moderate long-period SW groundswell from a tight polar low hugging the ice shelf over the weekend. While less than ideal it should still provide a slight kick to 4-6ft across swell magnets in the South West, but no major size in Perth. E/NE tending NE winds will also favour more exposed breaks picking up the swell.

Longer term there's nothing too significant due until late the week of the 11th, with onshore winds and moderate swell due to make up in between. We'll have another look at this Monday. Have a great weekend!