Craig

Easing swell through the weekend, becoming onshore through next week

Western Australia Surf Forecast by Craig Brokensha (issued Friday 5th June)

Best Days: Tomorrow morning, Tuesday, selected spots early Wednesday

Recap

Wednesday’s building W/SW groundswell held into yesterday morning with clean and great 4-6ft waves across the South West, 2-3ft in Mandurah and 2ft across Perth.

Today a new groundswell has filled in and we’ve got pumping 6ft surf in the South West, 2-3ft in Mandurah and 2ft across Perth again with conditions due to remain clean all day.

This weekend and next week (June 6 – 12)

Today’s new W/SW groundswell will start to ease over the weekend and we’ll see winds strengthen from the E/NE, shifting NE-N/NE through the afternoon and then easing late. Size wise the South West should ease back from 5-6ft in the South West, 2ft+ across Mandurah and 2ft on the sets in Perth, tiny into Sunday. The South West should still see 3-4ft sets Sunday morning but winds look dicey and light NW (N/NE early in Mandurah and Perth). There may be variable winds across the South West but with the swell, not worth worrying about.

A low point in energy is expected Monday with morning E/NE winds, with our new inconsistent W/SW groundswells for Tuesday and then Wednesday still on track. A tight polar low ahead of a broader polar frontal progression south-east of South Africa have generated two swells that should be similar in size, though the first longer-period and the second less so.

The long-period swell might be seen later Monday but peak Tuesday to an inconsistent 5-6ft across the South West, 2ft in Mandurah and Perth on the sets. The secondary swell should keep wave heights around a similar size Wednesday.

Conditions look best Tuesday morning with an E/NE offshore, shifting variable into the afternoon while Wednesday will see less favourable fresh NE tending strong N winds as a mid-latitude front moves in from the west.

The mid-latitude low will bring a moderate sized increased in onshore swell for Thursday, while a stronger polar front following it looks to generate a larger and onshore swell for late week/weekend, but we’ll have a closer look at this Monday. Have a great weekend!

Comments

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thermalben commented Friday, 5 Jun 2020 at 3:39pm

Perth metro beaches looking pretty fun again!

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redclement. commented Friday, 5 Jun 2020 at 5:29pm

Does look like fun. Nice wall on the right.

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Kellya commented Saturday, 6 Jun 2020 at 1:48am

Not a bad run the last week.

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thermalben commented Saturday, 6 Jun 2020 at 9:29am

Watched the Margs cam this morning, looked dead flat for ages. Then outta nowhere.. boom!

Perth metro beachies looking fun (tho small, and full) again.


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Timmy5656 commented Saturday, 6 Jun 2020 at 6:17pm

Yeah not bad down at the harbour, still very full like everywhere else though , some screamers had by a few at (the rip), still dreaming of the Super Tuesday about 3 weeks ago.

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PrecambrianPeter commented Saturday, 6 Jun 2020 at 8:51pm

Your local Timmy? I'll be home from a long stint Monday, hoping a shade of this 'Super Tuesday' presents it self

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Timmy5656 commented Saturday, 6 Jun 2020 at 9:42pm

Yep I’m local , hope you get a few , I reckon that Tuesday was the best it’s been for years , anyways I’m off for a short stint at lambert on Monday

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redclement. commented Sunday, 7 Jun 2020 at 5:16pm

Nice weekend of waves here in the north. Like Margs., long lulls then beautful screamer sets.

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redclement. commented Monday, 8 Jun 2020 at 7:32pm

Craig on leave, time to grieve.

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thermalben commented Monday, 8 Jun 2020 at 7:41pm

I'll have the forecast up soon mate.

Appreciate the rhyme though.