OK swells with a couple of small windows of clean conditions

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Western Australia Surf Forecast by Craig Brokensha (issued Monday 3rd October)

Best Days: Perth Wednesday morning, both coasts Friday morning


Very very large stormy waves across the South West over the weekend, moderating back into this morning but with no let up in the wind. Perth was a stormy 3-5ft, easing back into this morning as onshores continued.

This week and weekend (Oct 4 - 9)

Our new SW groundswell that's due to build through tomorrow is still on the cards, with it being generated over the weekend by a strong polar front to our south-west.

The swell has been downgraded slightly, with an increase to 6ft+ due later tomorrow, easing from a similar size Wednesday morning, with 2ft waves in Perth.

Fresh W/NW winds will spoil tomorrow, strengthening from the NW through Wednesday.

Perth may see a light variable breeze tomorrow, but this is more likely Wednesday and from the E/NE.

A new mid-period W/SW swell is due into Thursday but not above the SW groundswell seen tomorrow and Wednesday.

The frontal system generating this isn't too special and onshore NW winds will blow across all locations, easing from the W across the South West into the afternoon. Sets in the 5-6ft range are due with 2ft waves around Perth.

The swell will ease into Friday and we should see a morning E/NE'ly across the South West, NE around Perth.

The weekend isn't looking too flash, with onshore winds expected again with small to moderate amounts of swell, building from the W/SW through Sunday.

This will be linked to a high riding but relatively weak mid-latitude front moving in from the west during the weekend.

Size wise we should see 6ft+ sets developing in the South West and 2-3ft waves in Perth but with onshore winds.

Cleaner conditions are likely into early next week as the swell eases. Longer term a fun swell with offshore winds is due Wednesday but more on this in the next update.