Easing surf with clean conditions tomorrow morning, average for the rest of the week

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Craig Brokensha (Craig)

Western Australia Surf Forecast by Craig Brokensha (issued Monday 7th Novemeber)

Best Days: Tuesday morning, protected spots keen surfers in the South West Wednesday morning, Sunday morning


Good clean 3-5ft waves Saturday morning, with a strong new inconsistent W/SW groundswell building into the afternoon and evening. Perth was tiny and clean to 1-1.5ft.

Sunday saw the swell peak but with average S/SW winds across all locations.

Today the swell was a touch smaller and to an inconsistent 5-6ft with the odd bigger one in the South West and 2-3ft around Mandurah, with 1-1.5ft surf in Perth.

This week (Nov 8 - 11)

The inconsistent W/SW groundswell seen from Saturday through today will start to ease further from tomorrow, but conditions will be much cleaner in the South West with a light offshore wind before S/SW sea breezes kick in.

Exposed reefs should ease from 5-6ft in the South West, 1-1.5ft around Perth, with smaller waves Wednesday under an early S/SE breeze.

Into Thursday and Friday some small background SW groundswell is on the cards for the South West, produced by pre-frontal W/NW fetches moving through the southern Indian Ocean.

No major size is due with inconsistent 3-5ft sets, tiny to 0.5-1ft in Perth. Conditions will be average around Margs in any case with a freshening NW'ly ahead of a late SW change Thursday and fresh W/SW winds Friday.

This weekend onwards (Nov 12 onwards)

Onshore winds are likely to linger into Saturday with similar amounts of background swell to the end of the week, while some better SW groundswell is finally due into Sunday afternoon.

This should be produced by a strong but small front moving through the southern Indian Ocean at the end of the week. A persistent fetch of W/SW gales is forecast to be produced, likely reaching the severe-gale range for a short period.

A good SW groundswell will result, building Sunday to 5-6ft+ range across the South West and 1-2ft in Perth through the afternoon. Clean conditions are due early but a S/SW change will create poor conditions as the swell peaks.

Longer term some large mid-period SW swell is on the cards for next week, but more on this Wednesday.