Good surf into next week

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Craig Brokensha (Craig)

Western AustralianSouthern Tasmanian Surf Forecast by Craig Brokensha (issued Friday June 14th)

Best Days: Early Saturday, early Sunday Perth andd Mandurah, Monday morning, Wednesday morning, Thursday morning


We’ve seen background levels of swell with cleaner conditions offer fun surf in the 4ft range across the South West both yesterday and today, 2ft to the north yesterday, more so 1-2ft today.We’ve seen moderate + sized levels of swell the last two days coming in at 3-4ft yesterday and this morning but with the best conditions being seen yesterday, bumpy and onshore today.

This weekend and next week (Jun 15 - 21)

Following the last couple of days clean, fun surf, the weekend ahead looks dicey with incoming frontal activity due to bring unfavourable, fresh NE tending N/NE then N/NW winds tomorrow, easing later.

While Sunday looks to see moderate W/NW tending SW winds in the South West but with lighter N/NE winds early to the north in Mandurah and Perth.

Swell wise, some inconsistent, long-range W/SW groundswell is due this afternoon and tomorrow morning with 4-6ft waves across the South West magnets, 1-1.5ft in Perth and Mandurah.

Into Sunday we should see some larger mid-period W/SW swell building, generated by a healthy frontal progression through the southern Indian Ocean this week.

Building surf to 6-8ft is due by dark in the South West, easing from a similar size Monday, 2ft later across Perth and Mandurah with Monday seeing 2-3ft sets across Mandurah and 2ft waves in Perth.

Winds for this swell look great and light E/SE tending E/NE in the South West, E/SE-SE to the north, shifting onshore mid-afternoon and freshening later as a front clips us.

Unfortunately Tuesday will see strengthening SW-S/SW winds as the swell eases, thanks to a healthy polar frontal system pushing up and under us. The earlier developments of this storm should see a fetch of gale to severe-gale W/SW-SW winds projected through our south-western swell window, easing on approach but still generating a large SW groundswell for Wednesday.

Size wise, Margs looks to come in around 10ft+ with 2-3ft waves in Mandurah and 2ft sets across Perth and with what looks to be S/SE winds across the South West, more offshore to the north in the morning.

We'll look at this closer on Monday. Have a great weekend!