Conditions are clean on the Mid Coast early with light East winds, but there’s not much left of yesterday’s swell. There are 1′ waves on some of the reefs, but not everywhere is breaking coming up to high tide at 0815. The dropping tide may open up a few more options, and low tide mid arvo will favour Trigs and the beach breaks. Forecast from the BoM indicates light/variable winds all day, but don’t be surprised if a light sea breeze kicks in late morning. If the breeze comes up there will be a few bumps before it backs off again in the evening. There should still be enough swell for a late paddle, but it will possibly be a bit inconsistent. Shred factor 3/10.
The wind has dropped right out overnight, very quickly gone around to a light offshore ESE on the Mid Coast this morning. There’s some swell leftover but it’s looking a bit bruised from the wind yesterday – also very full coming up to high tide just before 8am. There re a few 2′ waves on the reefs, but it’s only the high tide spots that are handling it. The outgoing tide may actually help it a bit mid morning, and a few of the reefs will break a bit better after 9am. Low tide is at 2:20pm, so it will be a bit shallow for many spots between 2 and 3pm. The incoming tide should open up a second opportunity late arvo with 2′ waves, and 10 knot SE winds by evening. There is a chance of a light onshore popping up at some stage, but there will be waves all day. Been a while since you could say that! Shred factor 6/10.
Swell’s a bit bigger on the Mid Coast this morning, but conditions are onshore and messy with 22 knot WSW winds. Surf is around 2′ with occasional bigger sets, and plenty of whitecaps. The tide is pretty full already and the surge is making the water level pretty high everywhere. The outgoing tide won’t change things much, except to make things a bit shallow for some of the reefs. The incoming tide will probably give the swell a bit of a push, but it’s doubtful that stormy spots will be big enough. The wind will stay W-SW all day, but should ease off a bit late arvo / evening. Outlook for tomorrow in the surf forecast. Shred factor 4/10.
7 knot North winds are adding a bit of a lump on the Mid Coast this morning, but there are a few waves about. Surf is around 2′ on the reefs and pretty full coming up to high tide at 7am. It looks like a NW wind is not far away, and the forecast indicates it will get up in the 20 knot range by mid-morning. The outgoing tide won’t have too much effect initially, but after 9am it’ll slow things down as the wind kicks in. There’s a W-SW change coming after lunch, so the wind may be on the turn through low tide at lunch. Trigs and the beach breaks will have bumpy 2′ waves through the middle part of the day, and a lot of reef will be exposed. The swell should kick a bit on the incoming tide but quality won’t be great with 20 – 25 knot W-SW winds. Seaford will offer a semi-stormy grovel for the grommmies after school, with chest high, onshore waves. The weekend will kick off in similar fashion, more on that in the latest surf forecast. Shred factor 3/10.
It’s cold and more like winter one the Mid Coast this morning, with onshore Westerly winds back to around 15 knots early. Conditions are messy and chopped up by the wind, with surf around 2′ and very full coming up to high tide. Not a lot will change as the tide heads out, although the beach breaks may pick up a bit as the tide gets low late morning. There will probably be the occasional bigger set after lunch on the incoming tide, but quality will remain poor with W-SW winds in the 10 – 15 knots range. Seaford will probably get the groms out for a late grovel, but nowhere is gonna be epic today. Outlook for the rest of the week in the latest surf forecast. Shred factor 4/10.
There’s no wind and seas are glassy on the Mid Coast after a few rumbles of thunder and rain for much of the night. There are a few 1′ waves and occasional bigger sets hitting the reefs this morning, but it’s very full with a big tide peaking at 0630. Only high tide spots are handling it, but a few more of the reefs should start to break as the tide heads out. The wind is predicted to pick up from the S-SW to around 15 knots during the morning, and that will add some bumps. The beach breaks should have a few 1 – 2′ waves through ( the very) low tide at lunch, and everywhere else should be similar size by mid arvo as the tide moves back in. It’s unlikely we’ll see a so-easter tonight, and winds will be more SW for the next few days. More info in the updated surf forecast. Shred factor 5/10.
Winds are light from the ENE and conditions are clean and glassy on the Mid Coast early, with a minor improvement overnight. There are a few lines of swell sneaking in on the high tide but it’s very full, with only occasional 1′ waves hitting Seaford Reef. Not a lot will change over the next couple of hours, but lower water mid-morning should reveal a few more waves. It’s another very low tide today, and between 11am and 1pm there will be a lot of exposed reef. The swell should start to lift as the tide pushes in after lunch, starting with low tide reefs but extending to other spots later. Unfortunately, it’ll probably come with a sea breeze and a few bumps, before the sou-easter returns in the evening. It’ll clean up a bit for a late one, and it should be a bit bigger tonight. There’s a new surf forecast up for the rest of the week. Shred factor 3/10.
A light onshore WSW wind around 7 knots has left the Mid Coast bumpy this morning, and the sell continues to struggle. There are small lines underneath the bumps and occasional 1′ sets, but it’s pretty full just past high tide. As usual, the outgoing tide won’t do it any favours, and low tide at lunch will probably only offer a grovel at South Port. It’s a very low tide today, and it will expose a lot of reef along the coast. The breeze should be more Southerly after lunch and probably not much over 10 knots, and the incoming tide should see a few lines of small, new swell. It will full up quickly after 2pm, but winds may be SE by this evening and it should clean up a fair bit. There’s a chance of a little wave before sunset, so keep an eye on it. Shred factor 1/10.
Conditions are clean on the Mid Coast early with light ENE winds, and a minor lift in the swell overnight. The minor lift is more a direction change and the presence of at least some whitewater. Surf unfortunately remain tiny for the moment, and waves are still only shin-high when the rare sets arrive. The tide is just starting to head out, and it looks like a NE wind is farther up the gulf and moving SOuth. Neither will do any good over the next few hours. The wind is predicted to get to 15 – 20 knots, so it’ll be a bit bumpy and mostly flat everywhere once it arrives ( probably sooner rather than later ). A W-SW change will swing the wind onshore later today, possibly in the evening. The change will also come with some new swell, but surf probably will only be a foot and chopped up by the wind. Shred factor 1/10.
The wind is from the East at 12 knots and seas are smooth on the Mid Coast again this morning, but it’s dead flat. It’s hard to find white water on any of the reefs coming off the high tide, and there are virtually no lin of swell visible. The dropping tide will do nothing, and even low tide will fail to offer any waves over about three inches. The sea should glass off late morning before an afternoon ( late morning ) sea breeze kicks in and adds a few bumps. Seas will remain flat on the incoming tide, and the breeze will go SE again and clean it up late arvo. Nice day to be on the coast, but you won’t be surfing. Outlook for tomorrow is in the surf forecast. Shred factor 1/10.