Look past the weekend, much better next week

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Craig Brokensha (Craig)

Western Australia Surf Forecast by Craig Brokensha (issued Friday 18th Novemeber)

Best Days: Monday semi-protected breaks, every morning from Tuesday across the South West


Decent conditions across all locations yesterday morning with a morning S/SE-SE breeze and slight kick in mid-period swell.

The swell has hung in around a similar size across most locations this morning with a straighter offshore breeze.

This weekend (Nov 19 – 20)

A low point in swell is expected tomorrow morning with tiny waves around Perth and 3-4ft sets across the South West with light S/SE winds across most regions.

A new SW groundswell is due to build through the day though, followed by a stronger increase in W/SW energy Sunday afternoon.

These swells have been generated by a multi-staged and broad polar low moving through the southern Indian Ocean the last few days, generating a prolonged swell event.

Margs should build to 4-5ft+ later tomorrow but with SW sea breezes, while Sunday's swell is expected to reach 6-8ft into the afternoon and 2ft in Perth.

Unfortunately onshore S/SW winds will create average conditions all day Sunday.

Next week onwards (Nov 21 onwards)

Sunday afternoon's kick in swell should still be solid Monday morning but on the ease, with Margs set to drop from the 6ft range and 1-2ft in Perth.

A SE offshore is expected around Perth, lighter from the S/SE-SE in the South West.

Tuesday will be much cleaner as the swell continues to ease with a morning offshore E/SE breeze.

From Wednesday through Friday we should see nice clean conditions continue each morning and some fun pulses of small to moderate sized SW groundswell.

These will be generated by a couple of pre-frontal W/NW fetches, the first for Wednesday afternoon and Thursday to 3-5ft across the South West, with a secondary long-range swell later Friday and Saturday more to 4-5ft+. We'll have another look at this Monday though. Have a great weekend!