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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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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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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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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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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Mid Coast

The wind has eased back to around 20 knots from the WSW on the Mid Coast, but it’s still gusty and still feels more like winter than the second day of summer. The surf is stormy and around 2′, but the beach breaks seem to be picking up a few bigger sets despite the high tide at 0730. Not a lot will change as the tide drops, but Trigs and Seaford will have messy waves through low tide at lunch and throughout the afternoon. Stormy spots will be marginal this morning, and as the wind and seas ease, will become even less likely to pick up an swell. The wind should be back to 15 knots from the SW by late arvo, but it’ll stay messy all day in the 2′ range. New surf forecast for the rest of the week is up. Shred factor 3/10

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Mid Coast

Welcome to the first day of summer. It’s 12 degrees outside, with a gusty onshore wind and rain for the first day of the so-called hotter months. The surf, in case you care, is around 1 – 2′ and really just chop – although that will change during the day. It’s high tide now, but the lower tide at lunch will only leave junky waves at South Port and Moana as options. After lunch the wind will pick up from the SW and may get up in the 30 knot range. The wind will whip up a bit of a stormy, despite a weird primary swell direction that is not aimed into the gulf. Seaford or Moana should have a few messy chest high waves mid – late arvo. Shred factor 3/10

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Mid Coast

Conditions are clean on the Mid Coast early with light SE winds and a bit of Southerly lump in the swell, which is still tiny. Going through high tide surf is barely shin high on the most co-operative reefs, and the outgoing tide isn’t going to help. Kow tide at lunch will uncover plenty of reef along the coast, but probably won’t reveal much more than 1′ surf on the beach breaks. The wind should have swung SW by that stage, and after lunch the onshores will add chop. The swell should lift a bit mid arvo, but quality will be poor. Realistically you probably won’t be surfing the Mid today. South is abetter bet. Outlook for tomorrow is in the latest surf forecast. Shred factor 1/10

 

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Mid Coast

Once again winds are very light from the East and conditions are glassy on the Mid Coast. The same small lines are hitting the reefs on a very full tide as the last few days, with rare 1′ sets hitting Seaford Reef. Hardly anywhere else is really breaking, but as the tide drops a few more spots may offer small waves. The very low tide at lunch will favour the beach breaks, and the swell will lift slightly as the tide pushes back in after lunch. Unfortunately, by then the wind will have swung to the SW at 15 knots, and it’ll be choppy. Conditions will stay bumpy after that for the rest of the day. Outlook heading into the weekend is in the updated surf forecast. Shred factor 2/10

 

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Mid Coast

Winds are light from the East and conditions and clean and glassy on the Mid Coast early, but swell remains on the small side. There are occasional 1′ waves hitting the reefs, but it’s very full coming off a bit high tide at 0545. The water draining out of the gulf won’t help after 8am, and by late morning a lot of reef will be exposed by a very low lunchtime tide. Low water will favour the beach breaks, but as the tide starts to head back in some of the reef breaks might lift slightly, or offer a few more sets. Winds look like they may go to a sea breeze my late morning, so the arvo could be bumpy. An evening sou-easter should clean it up again, but it probably won’t top 1′ today. Outlook for the rest of the week is in the updated surf forecast. Shred factor 4/10

 

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