Average few days with a new swell for mid-week

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Craig Brokensha (Craig)

Western Australian Surf Forecast by Craig Brokensha (issued Friday February 9th)

Best Days: Wednesday morning in the South West, Thursday morning for the keen in the South West

Features of the Forecast (tl;dr)

  • Small, easing swell tomorrow with variable winds, tending onshore and strengthening from the S/SW during the day
  • Small Sun with S/SE winds
  • Small Mon with strong S/SE winds
  • Late increase in S/SW swell Tue with strong SE tending S/SE winds
  • Moderate sized, mid-period S/SW swell peaking Wed AM with gusty E/SE tending S/SW winds
  • Easing swell Thu with S/SE-SE tending SW winds


Near flat conditions yesterday, lifting a touch today with a small pulse of mid-period swell for the South West. Conditions have been hot and great for swimming across the metro locations.

This weekend and next week (Feb 10 - 16)

Today's small lift in swell is due to ease through tomorrow from a similar size across the South West with variable winds, creating generally clean conditions before shifting onshore and then strengthening from the S/SW later in the day.

S/SE winds are then due to kick in for Sunday but with smaller, fading surf, strengthening Monday with a slight lift in background energy.

Looking at out mid-period S/SW swell due into next Tuesday/Wednesday and this has been upgraded a touch thanks to the swell generating fetch being a little stronger in nature and slower moving.

On the weekend, a fetch of mostly strong W/SW winds are due, reaching sub-gale-force in strength at its peak tomorrow evening.

The swell is due late Tuesday but a peak Wednesday is more than likely, coming in at 4-6ft across the South West, 1-1.5ft in Mandurah and Perth.

Winds ahead of the swell on Tuesday looks dicey and strong from the SE tending S/SE, better Wednesday morning and shifting more E/SE while being more fresh in nature.

Thursday looks a little touch and go with E/SE-SE winds and easing levels of swell from 3-4ft on the South West magnets.

Looking at the rest of the period, and a small to moderate sized mix of mid-period S/SW and SW swells are due next weekend but with dicey winds. We'll have a closer look at this Monday and in the meantime, focus around planning some time off Wednesday morning. Have a great weekend!