South Coast

Onshore winds are still up around 20 knots on the South Coast this morning, and conditions are messy everywhere. The swell has kicked and is a bit bigger than expected, with surf 3 – 5′ between Middleton and Goolwa. There’s sloppy surf between Victor and Port Elliot, with junky 1 – 2′ waves at The Dump and 3′ slop at Chiton Rocks. Waits and Parson’s will be a write off all day. The swell may even get bigger, but quality will remain poor with fresh onshores settling in and tending more SE late arvo. A few part sheltered spots may be worth a look late arvo if the wind has enough East in it. Outlook for the rest of the week is in the latest surf forecast. Shred factor 4/10

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South Coast

Onshore SW winds are around 10 knots on the South Coast early, and conditions are glassy / lumpy this morning. The swell remains on the small side, with surf only around 1′ between Middleton and Goolwa. Waits and Parson’s will be bigger, but there’s really not gonna be any shelter around that side. Winds will increase to 25 knots or so and tend more Southerly after lunch, completely chopping up the whole coast. The swell will have a lot of West in it, so it will mostly miss the South Coast as it builds. There may be some choppy two footers in the Bay later today, if you’re absolutely desperate. Outlook for the rest of the week is in the latest surf forecast. Shred factor 2/10

 

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South Coast

The wind has dropped out overnight to a light onshore on the South Coast, but conditions remain lumpy. The swell is on the small side as well, with surf only around 1′ between Middleton and Goolwa. Waits and Parson’s will be bigger, but the lumpy conditions won’t entice anyone around that side of Victor. The breeze probably won’t get much over 10 knots all day but it will remain onshore. The swell will also remain small until the next round, which is due mid week. Shred factor 3/10

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South Coast

Onshore South winds around 10- 15 knots are into it on the South Coast early, and conditions are bumpy again. Surf is around 2′ between Middleton and Goolwa, with junky 1 – 2′ waves around at Chiton/ Gap, and a few bigger sets pushing in up the Knight’s / Boomer end. Waits and Parson’s will be bigger, but you won’t find any quality around that side either. I’ll just stay onshore and messy all day with 17 knot SSE – SSW winds after lunch. Not a whole lot of options, the Bay will be marginal so a Goolwa grovel may be as thrilling as it gets. Shred factor 3/10

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South Coast

You could be forgiven for thinking winter had returned on the South Coast this morning, it’s wet and windy and the surf looks dismal. The wind is dead onshore fro the South at 20 knots and everywhere is a chopped up mess, with surf around 2 – 3′ between Middleton and Goolwa. There are also junky 2′ waves around at Chiton/ Gap, and a few bigger sets pushing in up the Knight’s / Boomer end. Waits and Parson’s will be bigger, but horrible. The swell will build a bit today but quality will not improve with SSE – SSW winds over 20 knots after lunch. You might get a grovel in the Bay at Middleton later if you are absolutely desperate, otherwise forget it. Outlook for tomorrow is in the latest surf forecast. Shred factor 3/10

 

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South Coast

The wind is light from the SW and conditions are cleaner on the South Coast this morning, but the swell is a bit off in direction. Surf is around 1 – 2′ at Middleton, with a few bigger sets between Day St. and Goolwa, and Chiton / Gap have glassy 1 – 2′ waves. Waits and Parson’s will be bigger, Waits Point will offer partial shelter early. Onshore South winds will kick in any time from sunrise onward, and pick up 15 – 20 knots after lunch. The onshores will chop it up petty badly by early arvo, and it’ll stay messy for the rest of the day. Wave heights don’t look like they’ll change much. Outlook heading into the weekend is in the latest surf forecast. Shred factor 5/10

 

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South Coast

It’s sloppy again on the South Coast this morning with SSE winds at 10 knots, and a minor lift in swell. Surf is around 1 – 2′ at Middleton, with a few bigger sets between Day St. and Goolwa – but it’s all over the place again. Chiton / Gap have junky 1 – 2′ waves, Waits and Parson’s will be bigger but just as messy as everywhere else. The breeze will remain onshore all day and it’ll pick up to 20 knots plus after lunch. That might add a foot or so of chop on top of what’s already there, but the quality will become even worse. Outlook for the rest of the week is in the latest surf forecast. Shred factor 4/10

 

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South Coast

Onshore SSE winds ar into it, chopping up the entire South Coast at around 17 knots early There is some swell and surf around 2′ at Middleton, but it’s all over the place with the wind. Chiton / Gap have junky 1 – 2′ waves, Waits and Parson’s will be bigger but no cleaner. The rest of the day is not looking great either, with onshore Southerly winds possibly up to 25 knots by early arvo. There’s not really anywhere to escape, so a grovel in the Bay at Middleton may be as exciting as it gets later. Outlook for the rest of the week is in the latest surf forecast. Shred factor 4/10

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South Coast

The swell has lifted slightly on the South Coast overnight, but the wind is already wafting onshore at 7 knots early. Surf is around 1′ at Middleton, with occasional 1 – 2′ sets between Day St. and Goolwa. There are also a few peaky 1 – 2′ waves around at Chiton Rocks. Waits and Parson’s will be slightly bigger, but winds will probably rule both out. The breeze could start to build anytime from now on, and by lunchtime the Southerly may be up to 20 knots. The swell looks like it might pick up some more later, but everywhere will be badly wind affected. There’s maybe one to two hours of log waves this morning. Outlook for the rest of the week is in the latest surf forecast. Shred factor 5/10

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South Coast

Conditions are glassy on the South Coast early with very light WSW winds, but there’s barely any swell left. Between Middleton and Goolwa surf is only about 1′ and peaky / weak looking, with Waits or Parson’s about your only hope for a shortboard wave this morning. The wind will hold off for a while, but eventually¬† the entire coast will fall prey to onshores, and SE-S winds will be over 15 knots after lunch by the looks. Conditions will revert to messy after lunch, so this morning is probably as good as it gets. Some new swell is on the way, more on that in tonight’s forecast. Shred factor 4/10

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