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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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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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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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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Mid Coast

There are small lines on the Mid Coast this morning but it’s really not looking too flash with the wind and tide. A 10 knot Southerly is adding bumps and it’s very full coming up to high tide at 8am. Surf is only 1′ on the sets, mostly just weak looking shin-high stuff. It won’t improve much as the tide heads out, and even though low tide early arvo waves will be a mess 1′ on the beach breaks. The breeze will pick up to 17 knots or so adding more chop, and there’s no new swell to add anything of interest. The incoming tide will produce a foot of junk mid – late arvo. Outlook for tomorrow is in the latest surf forecast. Shred factor 2/10

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Mid Coast

The wind is very light on the Mid Coast early and condition s are clean but the breeze feels onshore. The swell has gone a bit more Westerly and there has been some 20 second period stuff on the Cape Du Coudiec buoy overnight. Sadly it hasn’t really converted to much in the gulf, and wave heights remain in the shin-high range. High tide is at 8am, and lower water mid-morning should reveal a few more lines and a bit more white water. Low tide at 2pm will favour the beach breaks but waves will probably only be a foot or so in size. The incoming tide will provide a minor lift, but it’ll come with fresh Southerly winds at 15 knots. Anywhere exposed will be a bit bumpy, and only the Southern end of South Port will offer some shelter. SE winds should return in the evening and clean it up a little toward sunset Outlook heading into the weekend is in the latest surf forecast. Shred factor 2/10

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Mid Coast

Conditions are clean on the Mid Coast early with light offshore East winds and small lines once again. Surf isbarely 1′ on the reefs, and only full tide spots are breaking coming up to the tidal peak at 0740. The dropping tide may open up some other options after 9am, but it will kill the small swell a bit. Low tide early arvo will favour the beachies, and a lift in swell should see a few 1 – 2′ waves at South Port. Unfortunately, it’ll come with fresh Southerly winds, possibly up around 20 knots between 1 and 6pm. The breeze should back off and tend more SE in the evening, so there is a chance of a late paddle. Outlook for the rest of the week is in the latest surf forecast. Shred factor 1/10

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Mid Coast

The wind is from the SSE at 7 knots on the Mid Coast early, some more East in it would be good but at least some swell remains. There are 1′ waves on the reefs with occasional bigger sets, coming up yo high tide at 0720. Conditions are fairly clean, but the wind has added a slight wobble to it. Only full-tide spots are breaking, but as the tide drops a few more options may open up after 9am. Low tide at 1:50pm will expose a lot of reef again and favour the beach breaks. There should still be a few waves on the incoming tide, but the breeze will most likely be up to 20 knots from the South. Exposed stretches will be pretty chopped up, the Southern end of South Port should be part sheltered. An evening sou-easter may clean it up after 6pm but probably bot until sunset or later. Outlook for the rest of the week is in the latest surf forecast. Shred factor 5/10

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Mid Coast

After 2 weeks of nothing, the Mid Coast is finally showing signs of life, with a few small lines of new swell showing on the reefs. Unfortunately, the tide is pretty full and waves are only around 1′ on the sets, and oddly South Port seems to be showing a bit more of it. As the tide drains out not a lot will change, winds should stay light from the East and keep it clean – probably until late morning. The breeze will swing more SE and pick up, possibly to 15 knots by early arvo. After 2pm it looks like it’ll be nearer 20 knot from the SSE, so anywhere exposed will have bumps. The swell should lift on the incoming tide, and there should be some 1 – 2′ sets by mid – late arvo. The breeze should go more SE again in the evening, which may help clean it up a bit for a late paddle. Outlook for the rest of the week is in the latest surf forecast. Shred factor 3/10

2:30pm update: Swell has built this morning abe there are a few good sized sets pushing in at the Northern end of South Port. The reefs are still pretty shallow but there are a few waist high waves breaking at selected spots, with lots of lines. The wind has picked up from the South and added bumps, but there should be some chest high waves by late arvo.

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Mid Coast

The Mid Coast is glassy and bathed in bright moonlight, this morning, but it’s still like a lake. Just coming up to a large high tide there’s zero evidence of swell, and that won’t change in the sort. There’s a fair drain on the outgoing tide, and low tide at lunch will expose a lot of reef along the coast once again. The wind will kick around to the South and pick up, possibly to 16=5 knots or so by mid arvo. The charts suggest we might be at the end of this long flat spell, I’ll do a forecast tonight and hopefully there’ll be some good news. Shred factor 1/10

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