There’s plenty of swell on the South Coast this morning, but onshore SSW winds at 10 knots have left it messy. The swell is swell lined up and surf is in the 4 – 5′ range at Middleton / Day St. – bigger down toward Cliffs and Goolwa. Chiton Rocks and The Gap are around 2 – 4′, and there are a few smaller bumpy waves at The Dump. The wind will remain onshore all day today, possibly swinging to a light sou-easter late arvo. Conditions will remain messy but the swell will be solid all day.
The seas is still bumpy from SSW winds overnight, but it’s cleaned up a bit this morning with South winds at 7 knots. Surf is around 1′ with a few bigger sets, just going through high tide at 6am. The dropping tide will affect it after 0730, but a few more options may open up mid-morning with less water over the reefs. Low tide at lunch will favour Trigs and South Port, but a sea breeze will probably kick in around the same time. I’ll most likely be bumpy after lunch, but there should still be a few waves on the incoming tide. There’s a slim chance of a sou-easter cleaning it up after 7pm.
Conditions are clean on the South Coast early with WNW winds at 10 -15 knots. Surf is around 1 – 2′ at Middleton but the Bay is not really breaking, so you’ll have to check the Point or along the Day St. Stretch. The Cliffs / Goolwa end is slightly more exposed to the wind and not quite as clean. Waits Point will be perfectly sheltered and might be worth a look early, but the wind will be straight into Parson’s . The BoM predicts stronger winds from the WSW soon, and that’ll make a mess of it everywhere. Sheltered spots won’t get big enough today, a grovel in the Bay might be the last resort after lunch. Winds should start to ease in the evening. Check the latest surf forecast to see how the rest of the week is looking
There’s been some rain overnight and a cool change, with winds around to the WNW at 15 knots on the Mid Coast early. Surf is only around one foot and most of that is chop whipped up by the wind. It’s also looking very full coming off high tide, but it’ll start to drain out after 7am. The Bureau of Met predicts 20 – 30 knot SW winds, but I doubt it’ll get that strong. It’s still likely the incoming tide after lunch will see the swell lift, and semi-stormy waves along the coast. Low tide at lunch might deliver a few bumpy 1 – 2′ waves at South Port, and there will probably be some bumpy 2′ waves for the grommies at Seaford late arvo. Winds should start to ease toward evening, but it’ll stay bumpy all day. Check the latest surf forecast to see how the rest of the week is looking
Northerly winds around 7 knots have returned on the South Coast, but they will have a fair job straightening up the swell. It’s looking lumpy sith surf around 3 – 4′ at Middleton,. Slightly bigger down toward Goolwa. There are 2 – 3′ lumps around at Chiton and The Gap, Waits and Parson’s will be bigger but probably petty ugly. It might get a bit straighter mid-morning, but probably swing onshore SE around lunchtime. The arvo will be messy again, although the swell should hold up at least. Middleton Bay or possibly Chiton may hold out the longest, but by mid arvo it looks like everywhere will be a mess. Check the latest surf forecast to see how the rest of the week is looking.
The wind is back to the East at 10 knots and conditions are clean on a moonlit Mid Coast early. There are a few lines of swell on the reefs coming off high tide, mostly one foot with occasional bigger sets. Not everywhere is breaking and the dropping tide will really get stuck into it after 7am. Low tide at midday will expose plenty of reef and favour Trigs and the beach breaks. The wind looks like i may go a bit sea breezey after lunch so bumps are possible just as the tide starts to push back in. It doesn’t look like it’ll build much on the incoming, but it’s worth keeping an eye on it just in case. An evening sou-easter will clean it up for a late one. Check the updated surf forecast to see how the rest of the week is looking
The swell has dropped and the onshores have settled in on the South Coast, and it’s not looking epic this morning. Winds are from the South at 17 knots and the sea is chopped up, with surf around 2′ at Middleton. It’s not much bigger along the stretch from Day St. – Goolwa, and certainly no cleaner. Waits and Parson’s will have another foot of swell and about the same amount of chop, so no relief there. The swell may light slightly after lunch but quality will remain dismal all day with So-SE winds possibly up to 25 knots at times. Desperadoes only. Check the latest surf forecast to see how the rest of the week is looking.
15 knot SSW winds are up and into it early, and it’s small and choppy on the Mid Coast. Surf is only around 1′ and also looking full and slow coming off the high tide. Not much will change as the tide heads out, and low tide late morning will only reveal waist-high lumps at South Port and Trigs. The incoming tide probably won’t bring any miracles either, with Southerly winds in the 12 – 17 knot range through the middle part of the day. An evening sou-easter might clean it up a bit after 7pm. Check the latest surf forecast to see how the rest of the week is looking.
Conditions are clean on the South Coast early with light WNW winds, but probably not for very much longer. The swell has backed off a bit but there are still 3′ waves at Middleton, and bigger sets down toward Cliffs and Goolwa. There are 2′ waves around at Chiton and The Gap, Waits and Parson’s will be bigger with the wind around that side from the SE and favouring Parson’s. There is a change on the way, and the breeze will pick up from the SE during the morning. It’ll tend more onshore Southerly late morning ar over 25 knots, and conditions will turn to much. That’ll pretty much be it for the rest of the day. Check the updated surf forecast to see how the rest of the weekend is looking.
The wind is very light from the NE and conditions are clean on the Mid Coast early. There are still a few 1′ waves on the reefs with occasional bigger sets, but the dropping tide will knock some wind out of it soon. Low tide is at 11am, then the tide will roll back in for most of the afternoon to a peak just before 5pm. The wind should kick around to the SE soon and start to pick up, before shifting Southerly at 20 knots and then SW after lunch. The sou-easter won’t hurt but once the Southerly arrives conditions will deteriorate. It will also cool down. Check the updated surf forecast to see how the rest of the weekend is looking.