It’s not looking too bad on the South Coast this morning with winds threatening to swing back offshore, and a solid Southerly swell running. Right now the wind is only around 7 knots from the WNW and conditions are reasonably clean, with slightly raw, well lined up sets. Surf is easily 5′ at Middleton and The Bay looks alright for an early paddle. There are some bigger sets breaking along the Day St. / Surfers / Cliffs stretch, some several hundred meters off the beach. It’s also pretty big between Port Elliot and Victor, especially between Chiton Rocks where the sets are 4 – 5′ and Knight’s where it’s thumping in. The Dump has clean 2 – 3′ waves as well. The wind looks like it will settle into a Nor-wester for the rest of the day, but the BoM predicts it will strengthen to 20 knots plus later. The large swell will become blown out if the wind gets that strong. Worth a look early though. Check the surf forecast to see how the next few days are looking.
It’s just stopped absolutely bucketing down on the Mid Coast, following some brief, heavy showers overnight. The wind is light from the WNW early and there’s some bump on the water… and not much swell. Its high tide and that isn’t helping, but surf is only around 1′ and looking weak. It won’t get any better as the tide drops, and low tide at lunch will only reveal bumpy 1′ waves. The breeze will swing to the NW later this morning, and then it looks like it’ll pick up to 20 knots again. The arvo doesn’t look great with a fresh nor-wester, and surf unlikely to top knee-high. Check the surf forecast to see how the next few days are looking.
The wind has eased to a moderate Westerly on the South Coast this morning, and conditions are semi-clean with a bit of leftover bump in the swell. There are 3 – 4′ sets along the Middleton / Day St. stretch, and 2 – 3′ waves around at Chiton / Gap. Middleton Bay / Point look OK early. Waits and Parson’s will be bigger, Waits Point will be well situated with the wind and solid. The BoM predicts @-SW winds around 20 knots fro the rest of the day, and the swell will remain around the same size. The breeze may be more onshore than cross-shore after lunch. Check the surf forecast to see how the next few days are looking.
Conditions have moderated on the Mid Coast overnight, with winds back to 17 knots from the WSW. The sea is brown and choppy, and surf is around 2′ just going through high tide. Not much will change as the tide heads out, but low tide might provide a few more surfable lumps at Trigs and the beach breaks. The incoming tide after lunch might produce a few 2′ sets at the likes of Seaford, but it will fill up fast and be very full after 4pm. The wind will remain onshore all day, W-SW at 15 – 20 knots. Surf will remain wind effected and choppy. Check the surf forecast to see how the next few days are looking.
Strong offshores are blowing out the entire South Coast this morning, with NW winds gusting at 30 knots Surf has wound back to 2′ along the Middleton / Day St. / Surfers stretch, but there are occasional bigger sets in between long gaps. There are 2′ waves around at Chiton / Gap, Waits and Parson’s will be bigger but both blown out. The stong Nor-wester will hammer it for the next few hours, before a shift to a Westerly wind. The cross-shore breeze should start to ease after lunch, and maybe 15 – 20knts by mid arvo. The swell should lift too, so Middleton Bay might be alright for a late paddle. The Dump is another possibility for small waves and some shelter later. Check the surf forecast to see how the next few days are looking.
NW winds are gusting over 25 knots on the Mid Coast early, and the sea is looking very chopped up. Surf is messy and around 2′, just coming off high tide at 0630. The swell will build during the day today but the wind will stay strong from the NW for most of the morning. A Westerly should kick in after lunch, and that will coincide with a building stormy as the swell lifts. Part sheltered spots will be your best bet on the incoming tide after lunch. The wind should start to wind back from mid arvo onwards, 15 – 20 knots and onshore by evening. It’s hard to say if it’ll get big enough for Adelaide’s worst kept secret spot, but Seaford will have stormy waves for a late grovel. Check the surf forecast to see how the next few days are looking.
The swell is nicely lined up on the South Coast again this morning with offshore NNW winds at around 17 knots, but it may not last. Surf is still not a bad size with 3 – 4′ sets along the Middleton / Day St. / Surfers stretch and 5 minute gaps between then. There are 2′ waves around at Chiton / Gap, Waits and Parson’s will be bigger and the wind will slightly favour Waits. It’s looking like strong Nor-westers will blow it out by mid-morning, and gusts may be over 30 knots. That wind will then settle in for the day, and anywhere exposed will be blown out. The wind will turn Westerly later as a trough moves through SA. Check the surf forecast to see how the next few days are looking.
15 knot NW winds are adding bumps on the Mid Coast this morning, but there are a few lines of swell beneath the lumps. Surf is only around 1′ this morning, but it should be bigger after lunch as some new swell starts to sneak into the gulf. Unfortunately, the wind will be stronger later, tending NW and possibly gusting close to 30 knots. It’ll be a great day of you have a kite or a sail, but for surfing it’s probably a write-off. Wave heights may be up to chest high later, there’s outside chance of some wind peaks at Moana late arvo but that’s about it. Check the surf forecast to see how the next few days are looking.
Conditions are clean on the South Coast this morning with light offshore NNW winds and well lined-up swell. It has backed off overnight, and surf around 3′ along the Middleton – Goolwa stretch and smaller waves around at Chiton. Waits and Parson’s will be bigger, the west in the breeze will favour Waits. The wind will stay offshore all day, possibly up around 20 knots at times but hopefully on 10 – 15 knots for most of the time. The swell will probably ease some more after lunch. Check the latest surf forecast to see how the next few days are looking.
The wind is from the NW at 7 knots on the Mid Coast early, and conditions are clean-ish with some northerly wobble. There’s still no swell, and the outlook for the rest of the day is not great. The tide is heading out to a low at midday, then it’ll roll back in all afternoon to a peak at 6pm. A Northerly wind will settle in for the day, probably in the 15 knots range. Surf will remain flat on the Mid, your best bet is to head South today. Check the latest surf forecast to see how the next few days are looking.