South Coast

Onshore winds are still up around 20 knots on the South Coast this morning, and conditions are messy everywhere. The swell has kicked and is a bit bigger than expected, with surf 3 – 5′ between Middleton and Goolwa. There’s sloppy surf between Victor and Port Elliot, with junky 1 – 2′ waves at The Dump and 3′ slop at Chiton Rocks. Waits and Parson’s will be a write off all day. The swell may even get bigger, but quality will remain poor with fresh onshores settling in and tending more SE late arvo. A few part sheltered spots may be worth a look late arvo if the wind has enough East in it. Outlook for the rest of the week is in the latest surf forecast. Shred factor 4/10

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Mid Coast

The swell is bigger on the Mid Coast this morning, but 10 knot South winds have added bumps to it. Surf is around 2′ but it’s a dodge tide today, and a few spots are looking a bit shallow. The beach breaks are picking up the swell though, and South Port is part sheltered at the Southern end. The wind will pick up to 17 knots or so through the middle part of the day, but should ease and tend more SW in the evening. The swell should stick around, so a late paddle may be the go. Outlook for the rest of the week is in the latest surf forecast. Shred factor 5/10

 

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South Coast

Onshore SW winds are around 10 knots on the South Coast early, and conditions are glassy / lumpy this morning. The swell remains on the small side, with surf only around 1′ between Middleton and Goolwa. Waits and Parson’s will be bigger, but there’s really not gonna be any shelter around that side. Winds will increase to 25 knots or so and tend more Southerly after lunch, completely chopping up the whole coast. The swell will have a lot of West in it, so it will mostly miss the South Coast as it builds. There may be some choppy two footers in the Bay later today, if you’re absolutely desperate. Outlook for the rest of the week is in the latest surf forecast. Shred factor 2/10

 

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Mid Coast

The wind has gon ’round to the SW on the Mid Coast overnight, and it’s bumpy this morning with 12 knot onshores. There’s no actual surf, just a foot or so of lump from the wind. New swell will start to push in later, but it will come with 25 knots SW-S winds by late morning. Wave heights should lift 1 – 2′ after lunch, but anywhere exposed will be pretty messed up by the wind. The southern end of South Port will offer partial protection late arvo, Surfing SA will have the groms out there tonight. Outlook for the rest of the week is in the latest surf forecast. Shred factor 2/10

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SA surf outlook Feb 17

SA’s weather has been affected by fading tropical cyclone Uesi over the last few days, which delivered pumping swell to the East Coast. Meanwhile mornings in SA have been overcast and the weather has been cooler, and surf has been pretty lacklustre with the Southerly airstream settling in over the last forecast period. The next few days look like more of the same.

A new WSW swell will build overnight and the Mid Coast should get up around 1 – 2′ on Tuesday. Like last week’s swell though, it’ll come with SW wind early,  freshening from the South and creating bumpy conditions on the reefs all day. The west in the swell will be no good down South, expect choppy 1′ at Middleton with onshores up to 25 knots after lunch.

Wednesday will see the continuation of the Southerly breeze, in the 15 – 17 knot range all day. Middleton will pick up to 2′ or so, but it’ll be about s sloppy as it gets. The Mid Coast will be around 2′, but anywhere exposed will be bumpy. There make be a few options along the west-facing coastline over at Yorkes, and the swell will be best Tuesday / Wednesday.

The breeze should tend more Easterly early on Thursday, but the swell will ease overnight. There may be some leftover 1 – 2′ waves on the Mid Coast, and west-facing breaks over at Yorkes will be good in the morning. Middleton will have surf around 2 – 3′ but it will be lumpy with E-SE winds tending SE at 15 knots after lunch.

Friday should dawn to light  East winds and a smaller WSW swell, with waves around 2′ on the Mid Coast. Middleton will have lumpy waves around 2 – 3′, but the swell should kick to 3’+ sometime after 4pm. Se winds at 15 knots will make a mess of it. West facing breaks over at Yorkes will be clean, but smaller than the previous few days.

Heading into the weekend, the breeze will stay Easterly on Saturday and probably tend more NE on Sunday. The Mid Coast will hover around the 1′ range all weekend and it won’t be flat… but hardly epic. Sunday may present sei-clean conditions on the South Coast with light NW winds mid-morning, but it’s a looooong shot. Surf should be in the 2 -3′ range at Middleton.

Looking farther ahead, a new WSW swell will start to ouch in late on Sunday, but probably won’t be visible until sunset. Monday will be bigger on west-facing coasts, but wind is  a bit hard to call at this stage.

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South Coast

The wind has dropped out overnight to a light onshore on the South Coast, but conditions remain lumpy. The swell is on the small side as well, with surf only around 1′ between Middleton and Goolwa. Waits and Parson’s will be bigger, but the lumpy conditions won’t entice anyone around that side of Victor. The breeze probably won’t get much over 10 knots all day but it will remain onshore. The swell will also remain small until the next round, which is due mid week. Shred factor 3/10

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Mid Coast

Conditions are clean on the Mid Coast with light offshore East winds, but once again it’s flat. There are tiny lines of distant WSW swell but nothing surfable, coming up to a minor high tide just before 9am. Winds should stay light all morning, possibly picking up to 12 knots or so from the South after lunch. The southerly will take the gloss off it, but a return to SE winds in the evening should clean it up after 1830. Tides are less than great today, and it’s doubtful the swell will lift during the daylight hours. Slim chance of some 1′ peelers in the evening. Shred factor 1/10

 

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South Coast

Onshore South winds around 10- 15 knots are into it on the South Coast early, and conditions are bumpy again. Surf is around 2′ between Middleton and Goolwa, with junky 1 – 2′ waves around at Chiton/ Gap, and a few bigger sets pushing in up the Knight’s / Boomer end. Waits and Parson’s will be bigger, but you won’t find any quality around that side either. I’ll just stay onshore and messy all day with 17 knot SSE – SSW winds after lunch. Not a whole lot of options, the Bay will be marginal so a Goolwa grovel may be as thrilling as it gets. Shred factor 3/10

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Mid Coast

It’s another mild, overcast morning on the Mid Coast with light winds from the SE. Seas are smooth but the swell remains small, with waves around whin high on the reefs. The tide peaks around 0830 then heads out until mid arvo, and low water may offer a few 1′ waves on the beach breaks. Unfortunately, the wind will be Southerly again after lunch, possibly SSW at 15 knots. It’ll be bumpy for the better part of the afternoon, but a late sou-easter will clean it up a little after 6pm. Surf will remain small all day, and wont’t top 1′. Shred factor 2/10

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South Coast

You could be forgiven for thinking winter had returned on the South Coast this morning, it’s wet and windy and the surf looks dismal. The wind is dead onshore fro the South at 20 knots and everywhere is a chopped up mess, with surf around 2 – 3′ between Middleton and Goolwa. There are also junky 2′ waves around at Chiton/ Gap, and a few bigger sets pushing in up the Knight’s / Boomer end. Waits and Parson’s will be bigger, but horrible. The swell will build a bit today but quality will not improve with SSE – SSW winds over 20 knots after lunch. You might get a grovel in the Bay at Middleton later if you are absolutely desperate, otherwise forget it. Outlook for tomorrow is in the latest surf forecast. Shred factor 3/10

 

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