South Coast

Easterly winds are making a mess on the South Coast this morning, and again everywhere is looking very summer wind-effected. Surf is 3 – 4′ between Middleton and Goolwa but it’s just all over the place and looking terrible. Chiton / Gap have messy 2′ surf, Waits and Parson’s will be bigger and Parsobn’s at least will offer some shelter and solid waves in beside the point. The BoM predicts Southerly winds in the 20 knot plus range for the rest of the day, so the slops are not leaving anytime soon. Wave heights will remain similar all day. Check the surf forecast to see how the weekend is looking. Shred factor 3/10

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South Coast

Onshore S winds are already 20 knots on the South Coast, and everywhere is mush. Surf is 3′ between Middleton and Goolwa, but again, a grovel in the Bay is the only option there. Chiton / Gap have messy 2′ surf, Waits and Parson’s will be bigger but no cleaner than anywhere else. The BoM predicts SSW winds in the 20 knot range for the rest of the day, so the slops are here to stay. Swell may lift by a foot or so after lunch, in case you’re really hard up for a surf. Outlook for the next few days is in the latest surf forecast. Shred factor 3/10

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South Coast

The wind has turned onshore on the South Coast overnight, and it’s mush this morning with South winds at 15 – 20 knots. Surf is up to 3 – 4′ between Middleton and Goolwa, but a grovel in the Bay is about the only option there.Chiton / Gap have messy 2′ surf, Waits and Parson’s will be bigger but quality will be just nasty ’round that side of the coast. It’s not gonna improve anytime soon, with SSE winds up to 25 knots after lunch predicted. Everywhere will stay mushy all day, desperados only need apply. Outlook for the next few days is in the latest surf forecast. Shred factor 3/10

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South Coast

It’s actually looking alright on the South Coast early with no wind, and a fairly clean, well lined-up swell. It won’t last. Surf is around 2′ at Middleton, with a few bigger sets breaking between Day St. and Goolwa. Chiton / Gap and slightly wobbly / glassy at around 2′, Waits and Parson’s will be bigger but possibly already feeling the effects of light onshore winds. The breeze will start to pick up from the South anytime from now on, and most likely by mid-morning it’ll revert to the usual summer mess. There may be an hour or two in it early though, worth it given how the rest of the week is looking. More on that in the latest surf forecast. Shred factor 6/10

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South Coast

The South Coast is showing signs of improvement and the wind is light offshore for the first time in days, although a long run of sou-easters has left it lumpy. The swell is lining up a bit better this morning, and surf is around 3′ at Middleton, with some bigger sets breaking between Day St. and Goolwa. Chiton / Pap and peaky at around 2′, Waits and Parson’s will be bigger, but still a bit wobbly. There’s definitely a bit of a window mid-morning after a couple of hours of offshore straighten it up, but don’t leave it too late. Onshore sea breezes are expected to kick in around midday ( possibly late morning ) and quality will revert to the usual slops not long after that. Shred factor 6/10

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South Coast

The swell has lifted on the South Coast overnight, but onshore SE winds at 15 knots are making a mess of it. Surf is around 2′ at Middleton, maybe a tad bigger between Day St. and Goolwa on the sets. Waits and Parson’s will be bigger, but there’s probably not really enough East in the wind for Parson’s. It’ll stay onshore all day with winds in the 15 knot range after lunch. The swell will probably build some more after lunch, but it won’t clean up. A grovel among the seaweed at Middleton isn’t very tempting, but the Bay may be OK for a grovel. You also might pick up something ’round Chiton side mid arvo if you’re desperate. Shred factor 4/10

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South Coast

Onshore Southerly winds at 15 knots are masking amess on the South Coast this morning, and a lot of west in the swell is also not helping. Surf is messy and around 1′ at Middleton, and not much bigger between Day St. and Goolwa. Waits and Parson’s will be a bit bigger, but quality will be no better. The wind should drop for a couple of hours this morning, but it’ll return after lunch and probably get up to 20 knots from the SSE. The swell should lift a bit after lunch, but quality will be poor all day. Outlook for tomorrow is in the latest surf forecast. Shred factor 1/10

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South Coast

The wind is light from the West and conditions are mostly clean on the South Coast this morning, but it’s almost dead flat. Surf is not even 1′ between Middleton and Goolwa, and even Waits and Parson’s will struggle to produce anything surfable this morning. A gusty W-SW change is on the way, and will probably arrive mid-morning or thereabouts. Conditions will become chopped up as the wind builds, and gusts may reach 30 knots. The winds will swing onshore after lunch and probably whip up 1 – 2′ of chop, but no real swell is expected today. The breeze will ease in the evening and tend more Southerly. Outlook heading into the weekend is in the latest surf forecast. Shred factor 1/10

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South Coast

The South Coast is looking the best it has this decade this morning, winds have swung offshore overnight and the swell is a lot cleaner. There is still a slight wobble but it’s fairly swell lined up, with surf around 1 – 2′ between Middleton and Goolwa. Waits and Parson’s will be slightly bigger, and you’ll probably be able to pick one or the other. The party won’t last all day, and the next few hours will be the best of it as a gusty W-SW change approaches. Conditions will become a bit blown out possibly by late morning with 20 knot plus gusts from the N-NW. The change looks like it’ll arrive early arvo and turn winds cross-onshore within an hour or two. After that it’ll be a write-off. First surf forecast for the decade will tell you how the rest of the week is looking Shred factor 6/10

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South Coast

Conditions are actually not too bad on the South Coast this morning, with very light East winds and glassy seas. The swell is still a bit lumpy but a lot straighter than yesterday, with surf around 1 – 2′ at Middleton, with occasional bigger sets between Cliffs and Goolwa. Waits and Parson’s will be slightly bigger, and again Parsons will favour the wind in beside the point. The breeze should remain light this morning and keep it clean, but a sea breeze will kick in around lunchtime and add chop. Swell should remain about the same size. 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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