A few fun mornings of surf coming

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Western Australia Surf Forecast by Craig Brokensha (issued Wednesday 16th Novemeber)

Best Days: Perth Thursday morning, Margs Friday morning, early Saturday, Monday morning, Tuesday morning


Good conditions at dawn across the South West with 3-5ft of swell but the wind quickly swung onshore through the morning. Further north conditions were tiny and bumpy.

Today the surf was hanging around a similar size, with a touch more windswell to the north with average winds.

This week and weekend (Nov 17 – 20)

A small increase in mid-period and relatively weak W/SW swell is due tomorrow from a weak front pushing up towards us the past couple of days.

The South West should see 4-5ft+ waves, with 1-2ft waves around Perth and winds are looking OK early across both region with a S/SE breeze to the north and a light S'ly around Margs that may tend S/SE if we're lucky.

Friday will be much cleaner though with offshore E'ly winds and easing surf from 3-5ft in the South West, tiny up in Perth.

Saturday morning is still due to be a low point in swell, but we're now due to see some good W/SW groundswell showing into the afternoon ahead of the larger W/SW pulse for Sunday afternoon and Monday morning.

The broad and strong low linked to Sunday's swell is now expected to break up a little, with a couple of fronts racing ahead of the main system.

This will see the swell increasing ahead of schedule Saturday but not get quite as large Sunday afternoon, although lasting a little longer.

Still in saying this Margs is expected to reach 4-5ft+ by late Saturday, tiny around Perth, with Sunday building to 6-8ft and 2ft on the sets in Perth.

Offshore winds are due again Saturday morning ahead of a S/SW change, while Sunday looks dicey as a ridge of high pressure moves in from the west, swinging winds from an early W'ly to the S/SW.

As the swell eases Monday a better morning S/SE breeze is due before sea breezes kick back in.

Tuesday looks cleaner again with a light offshore wind and further drop in size.

Longer term there's nothing too major on the cards for us at all but winds look to play nice for a decent period, which is a good change.