Not gonna lie… early in the week I thought west-facing coastlines would pump on Thursday, I gave it an even change of being the best day in November for the Mid Coast, and I expected thumping waves over at Yorkes. As I type, winds are perfect… but the Mid Coast is only waist high. It’s better over at Yorkes, and many spots with SW exposure have doubled in size this afternoon. The same on the South Coast, albeit with onshore winds.
A weak change is on the cards this weekend, and a stormy should arrive mid-week. In between will be up and down.
On Friday winds should be light SE early, picking up from the North not long after sunrise. There may be a brief window for some 1 – 1.5′ waves on the Mid Coast early, but the South Coast mid-morning might be a better option. There’s a solid swell running tonight and wave heights will probably be 4 – 5′ at Middleton in the morning. It should clean up between 10am and midday with North winds at 10 knots. Pretty much anywhere on the lower Yorke Peninsula will be good on Friday.
Early Saturday the wind will be from the East on the Mid Coast, and it’ll be clean early. Surf will probably only be around 1′, west-facing breaks over at Yorkes will be clean and 2 – 5′. The South Coast will probably be slightly Easterly wind affected ahead of a SW change around midday. The change will chop up most of the Fleurieu coast after lunch.
The sou-wester will continue into Sunday morning and the Mid Coast will be bumpy early. Surf should be in the 1 – 2′ range, building after lunch. Down South it’ll be bumpy as well, with surf in the 3′ range at Middleton. The bay may offer part-shelter.
The working week will kick off with light East winds on Monday morning, and clean, glassy conditions on the Mid Coast. Surf will probably only be 1′ on the Mid, and lumpy / glassy 3′ at Middleton. Once again, west-facing breaks over at Yorkes will be good.
A pre-frontal Northerly will be up early on Tuesday, probably over 22 knots not long after sunrise. The Mid Coast will be bumpy and only 1′, Middleton will be around 3′ but most of the South Coast will probably be blown out by 8am. The swell will build down South all day, but with offshore winds gusting to 27 knots, it’ll be better for kite surfing. The swell should lift on the Mid Coast after lunch, for metro fans of wind-powered surfing.
We’ll be back to fresh sou-west winds early on Wednesday, the Mid will have semi-stormy conditions and surf in the 2 – 3′ range. Surf on the Soth Coast shp=ould lift to around 4′ at Middleton, so the Bay may be an option after lunch provided the wind has enough West in it.
Thursday will probably be the tail end of the front with SW-S winds at 22 knots early, easing later in the day. The Mid Coast will have messy 1 – 2′ surf, the South Coast should offer 3 – 4′ waves ta Middleton, but messy with onshore conditions.
It should improve heading into summer’s first weekend.