South Coast

The wind is almost offshore on the South Coast this morning, tending ENE – NE at 5 knots. The swell is solid again today but it is slightly Easterly effected and a bit lumpy looking. Surf is still around 4 – 5′ between Middleton and Goolwa, with occasional bigger sets breaking a long way offshore. Chiton / Gap are picking up 4′ sets, and there’s some size up the Boomer / Knights end of the beach. A few lesser-known spots to the West might be worth checking this morning. The wind will swing SE at some stage and pick up to 15 knots or so, so the arvo looks like it’ll be messy. It’s not exactly quality this morning but at least there’s some size. Shred factor 5/10

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Mid Coast

Conditions are clean and glassy om the Mid Coast early with very light East winds, and tiny lines of swell. There are occasional 1′ waves hitting the reefs but you’ll need a fair sized chunk of foam to actually catch anything. There’s a nominal high tide at 0850, but only about 40cm of movement all day. It should stay clean for a few hours this morning, but the arvo is a bit hard to call. A sea breeze is likely, but there’s also a chance of 15 knots sou-easters and smooth seas after lunch. Swell will remain small though, and wave heights won’t top 1′. Shred factor 3/10

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South Coast

The swell has dropped slightly on the South Coast overnight, and a cross-onshore SW wind is adding some bumps early. Surf is around 4 – 5′ between Middleton and Goolwa, with 3′ waves around at Chiton / Gap and occasional bigger bombs up the Boomer end of the beach. It looks like onshores will settle in for the day, and after lunch the wind may have more SOuth than west in it. Strength won’t be much over 15 knots, but it’ll be enough to keep it messy all day. Middleton Bay might get you out for a grovel, but it was definitely better earlier in the week. Outlook heading into the weekend is in the latest surf forecast. Shred factor 5/10

 

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Mid Coast

Can’t remember the last time the wind was from the SE on the Mid Coast, but early this morning it’s finally back there. There’s still a few leftover lumps from the endless W-SW winds, but very little in the way of swell. It’s not so much swell size but swell direction that’s limiting the reefs between South Port and Moana to feeble looking shin-high bumps. It’s not gonna get much better today, sadly. Winds will swing SW-S for a while, but will probably shift back to the SE again late arvo. You may scrape up a longboard wave this evening if you’re desperate. Outlook heading into the weekend is in the latest surf forecast. Shred factor 1/10

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South Coast

The swell has lifted again on the South Coast overnight, but conditions are slightly lumpy / glassy early with WNW winds around 10 knots. Surf is back to 5 – 6′ between Middleton and Goolwa, but there are bigger sets breaking a long way out to sea. It’s solid between Victor and Port Elliot with 5′ sets at Chiton / Gap and semi-clean 3′ waves at The Dump. The Bureau of Met predicts WNW winds shifting SW at 15 after lunch, adding some more bumps. The swell should hold up OK for sheltered spots for a few hours, but it will fade a bit after lunch. Outlook for the rest of the week is in the latest surf forecast. Shred factor 5/10

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Mid Coast

WNW winds around 7 knots are adding a bit of a bump on the Mid Coast early, but the wind is probably the lightest it’s been all week. There are a few lines of swell and 1′ waves with occasional bigger sets hitting the reefs. High tide is just after 9am, and then the tide’s running out until 3pm with the lower tide favouring Trigs and the beach breaks mid arvo. It’s worth keeping an eye on it after lunch, with a possible switch to SE winds for a few hours. Hard to say when of if it will even happen, but if it coincides with the change in tide there may be some small, clean-ish waves to be had. High tide is obviously pretty late ( 9pm ) but there’s a few hours of incoming to lift wave heights slightly. Always a long shot, of course. Outlook for the rest of the week is in the latest surf forecast. Shred factor 3/10

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South Coast

The swell has eased on the South Coast overnight, and it’s still a bit bumpy with West winds around 10 knots. Surf is back to 3 – 4′ between Middleton and Goolwa, but there are still occasional bigger sets breaking further out. There are 3′ waves around at Chiton / Gap and smaller, semi-clean waves at The Dump. The Bureau of Met predicts W-SW winds at 15 – 20 knots for the rest of the day, so anywhere exposed will be bumpy from late morning onwards. There’s not quite enough in the swell for sheltered spots to fire, so it’s probably good ol’ Middleton Bay or somewhere between Victor and Port Elliot. Outlook for the rest of the week is in the latest surf forecast. Shred factor 5/10

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Mid Coast

Onshore winds continue on the Mid Coast this morning with Westerlies around 5 – 10 knots adding plenty of bumps. Surf is around 1′, maybe slightly bigger on the sets coming up to high tide at 0830. Not a lot will change as the tide drops, although low tide early arvo will probably produce a bit more size on the beaches at Moana and South Port. There might be a window sometime after lunch, with winds possibly going SE for a few hours. Depending on when that happens and how long it lasts, there may be a few cleaner waist-high waves for a while. It appears SW winds will return by late arvo and chop it up. Outlook for the rest of the week is in the latest surf forecast. Shred factor 2/10

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South Coast

A large, Southerly swell is thumping in on the south Coast this morning, but 15 knot Westerly winds are adding a few bumps. Surf is 5 – 6′ between Middleton and Goolwa, and there are occasional rollers breaking well over 500m out to sea. It’s pretty solid between Victor and Port Elliot and lining up a bit better, with 6′ sets hitting Chiton / Gap and a few bombs rolling through at a certain swell magnet. The Dump is around 3 – 4′ and semi-clean . The breeze will swing more onshore SW and pick up to 20 knots plus later, so options will be less the later you leave it. The swell will also ease off after lunch, so right now is probably the biggest and cleanest it’ll be all day. There is actually more of this coming during the week – check the surf forecast for more info. Shred factor 6/10

 

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Mid Coast

It’s bumpy on the Mid Coast again this morning with onshore West winds around 10 – 15 knots. Surf is around 1 – 2′ coming up to high tide, but lacking any real shape. The outgoing tide won’t change anything much, but the low tide at lunch will probably increase the size a bit at South OPort and Moana. After lunch the wind looks like it’ll pick up by 5 -7 knots and probably tend more SW. It won’t be enough for stormy spots to get going, but Seaford will have semi-stormy groveller waves from the groms. Outlook for the rest of the week is in the latest surf forecast. Shred factor 3/10

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