Mid Coast

Conditions have cleaned up on the Mid Coast overnight with winds back around to the East at 10 knots, but the swell looks small. There are rare 1′ waves hitting a few of the reefs, but it’s looking very full and the wait is long. High tide is at 0840, and the outgoing tide after9am is not going to help much. The wind will swing to the South by early arvo, and pick up to 20 knots or so again. That will chop it up along exposed stretches, but South Port will offer partial shelter later in the day. Wave heights will remain in the sub-1′ range all day. Check the surf forecast to see how the weekend is looking. Shred factor 3/10

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Mid Coast

The wind is from the South on the Mid Coast early at around 7 knots, and it’s already adding a bit of a lump to the swell. Surf has picked up to 1′ with occasional bigger sets, but it’s not as clean as it could be. High tide is just after 8am, then the drain out until low tide at 3:45pm. SSW winds will start to build not long after sun-up, and by early arvo could be over 25 knots. That will really rip into it and chop up anywhere exposed for the rest of the day. South Port will offer partial shelter from the wind at its southern end. Surf will probably be 1 – 2′ by late arvo, but it’s most likely not gonna clean up on the reefs for the rest of the day. Outlook for the next few days is in the latest surf forecast. Shred factor 4/10

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Mid Coast

The swell has lifted slightly on the Mid Coast overnight, in the wake of yesterday’s flatness. The wind is light from the SE, and there are a few 1′ waves on the reefs coming up to high tide just before 8am. It’s already looking fill and fat, and it’ll stay like that until the tide starts draining out after 9am. A few other spots may improve wit less water mid-morning as the swell lifts slightly, but low tide at lunch will expose a lot of reef and limit options mostly to the beach breaks of Trigs. Not long after, a fresh Southerly wind will kick in ( if not before ) and add chop to anywhere exposed. The southern end of South Port will offer some shelter. It looks like the breeze will stay up into the evening, but there’s always the chance of a land breeze cleaning it up again for a late paddle. Outlook for the next few days is in the latest surf forecast. Shred factor 5/10

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Mid Coast

The Mid Coast is smooth early with offshore East winds around 10 knots, but there’s not a lot on offer with the swell running out of puff overnight. Surf is barely 1′ on the reefs and most spots are not even breaking coming up to high tide just before 7am. Nothing much will change once the tide begins to drain out after 9am, but low tide at lunch should reveal a few 1′ peelers on the beach breaks. The breeze will swing more southerly and add some bumps after lunch, but the incoming tide should get a few lines of new swell. It may not be until quite late, but if the wind goes SE in the evening there could be an opening there. New surf forecast is up. Shred factor 1/10

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Mid Coast

Conditions are clean and glassy on the Mid Coast again this morning, with very light NE winds. There are a few lines of leftover swell but it is a bit small on the reefs this morning, with waves around 1′. There are occasional bigger sets but not everywhere is working coming up to a very full high tide just before 7am. The tide training out after8am will effect consistency but quality should remain pretty good with light / variable winds probably until lunchtime. Low tide will expose a lot of reef and rule out many of them for surfing, South Port and Moana will break better through low water. The incoming tide will produce a minor lift mod arvo, but it will probably come with fresh Southerly winds and bumps. The evening land breeze should clean it up after 6pm, but the swell will ease further during the day. Shred factor 5/10

 

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Mid Coast

The wind is from the SE at 7 knots and conditions are clean on the Mid Coast early, with a few lunes of swell sneaking in. Surf is around 1′ on the reefs with bigger sets, but it’s very full coming up to high tide at 0630. The dropping tide will effect consistency after 8am, but the lower water should open up a few more options mid-morning. Low tide at lunchtime is very low again, and a lot of reef will be exposed along the coast. The beach breaks will be the best option through the middle of the day. The incoming tide should see the swell lift again on the reefs, but like yesterday, it’ll come with fresh SOutherly winds. Open stretches will be a bit bumpy, South Port will offer partial shelter. The wind will go SE again after6pm and should clean it up for a late one. Shred factor 6/10

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Mid Coast

There are a few small lines of swell getting into the gulf this morning, and conditions are clean with very light SSE winds. There are 1′ waves with occasional bigger sets bathed by full moonlight, slightly lumpy and very full with the big tide at 6am. The water will really start to rush out after 8am, and sea level will drop almost 2.5m to low tide just after lunch. A lot of reef will be exposed through the middle part of the day, but the beach breaks and Trigs should hold up OK. The wind will pick up from the South and may gust 20 knots after lunch, making anywhere exposed bumpy. The southern end of South Port will offer some shelter, and there’s a chance of a sou-easter kicking in again in the evening. Might be a few 1 – 2′ waves later as well. Outlook for tomorrow is in the latest surf forecast. Shred factor 3/10

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Mid Coast

Conditions are glassy on the Mid Coast and kinda muggy, with very light WNW winds early. There’s not much swell at all, and for the first time in days it’s pretty much dead flat, with only occasional ankle slapper sets hitting selected reefs. The tide is starting to move out, with low tide at midday. The change is taking its time but the BoM still expects winds to get gusty from the W-SW by late morning,m possibly 20 – 30 knots by early arvo. The wind will ship up some chop, but probably not a proper stormy. Surf might get to 1 – 2′ after lunch on the incoming tide, but quality will be messy. The breeze will shift more SW and should ease back to 15 knots again by evening. Outlook heading into the weekend is in the latest surf forecast. Shred factor 2/10

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Mid Coast

The swell has dropped overnight but conditions are clean again this morning on the Mid Coast, with winds blowing offshore from the East at 10 knots. There are occasional 1′ waves hitting the reefs but the sets are not very regular, and the tide is heading out. Low it at 1130, and a lot of reef will be exposed along the coast after10am. The beach breaks will pick up a few more waves, but NE winds will probably be up around 15 – 20 knots by stage and blowing it out a bit. A gusty W-SW change is predicted to arrive early – mid arvo, and turn winds onshore. Behind the change conditions will be choppy, but surf may lift to 1 – 2′ by late arvo. The breeze will be SSW at 20 knots by evening, so the Southen end of South Port may offer part shelter. First surf forecast for the decade will tell you how the rest of the week is looking Shred factor 4/10

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Mid Coast

The wind is very light from the East, and conditions are clean and glassy on the Mid Coast early. The swell direction has swung more to the West and there are a few small lines hitting the reefs, with Mally waves around 1′. The tide is already draining out, and by 8ama few of the reefs will be exposed heading toward low at 11am. There may be a small window on the incoming tide as the swell lifts, you’ll just need to beat the sea breeze. The onshores will add a few bumps after lunch but there may be a few 1 – 2′ waves on the reefs. Best hope is that it cleans up in the evening when the sou-easter returns. Chompy has been making regular appearances over the last couple of days, so even if you paddle out alone, you may not be alone. First surf forecast for the decade will tell you how the rest of the week is looking Shred factor 5/10

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