South Coast

The wind is almost offshore on the South Coast this morning, tending ENE – NE at 5 knots. The swell is solid again today but it is slightly Easterly effected and a bit lumpy looking. Surf is still around 4 – 5′ between Middleton and Goolwa, with occasional bigger sets breaking a long way offshore. Chiton / Gap are picking up 4′ sets, and there’s some size up the Boomer / Knights end of the beach. A few lesser-known spots to the West might be worth checking this morning. The wind will swing SE at some stage and pick up to 15 knots or so, so the arvo looks like it’ll be messy. It’s not exactly quality this morning but at least there’s some size. Shred factor 5/10

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South Coast

The swell has dropped slightly on the South Coast overnight, and a cross-onshore SW wind is adding some bumps early. Surf is around 4 – 5′ between Middleton and Goolwa, with 3′ waves around at Chiton / Gap and occasional bigger bombs up the Boomer end of the beach. It looks like onshores will settle in for the day, and after lunch the wind may have more SOuth than west in it. Strength won’t be much over 15 knots, but it’ll be enough to keep it messy all day. Middleton Bay might get you out for a grovel, but it was definitely better earlier in the week. Outlook heading into the weekend is in the latest surf forecast. Shred factor 5/10

 

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South Coast

The swell has lifted again on the South Coast overnight, but conditions are slightly lumpy / glassy early with WNW winds around 10 knots. Surf is back to 5 – 6′ between Middleton and Goolwa, but there are bigger sets breaking a long way out to sea. It’s solid between Victor and Port Elliot with 5′ sets at Chiton / Gap and semi-clean 3′ waves at The Dump. The Bureau of Met predicts WNW winds shifting SW at 15 after lunch, adding some more bumps. The swell should hold up OK for sheltered spots for a few hours, but it will fade a bit after lunch. Outlook for the rest of the week is in the latest surf forecast. Shred factor 5/10

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South Coast

The swell has eased on the South Coast overnight, and it’s still a bit bumpy with West winds around 10 knots. Surf is back to 3 – 4′ between Middleton and Goolwa, but there are still occasional bigger sets breaking further out. There are 3′ waves around at Chiton / Gap and smaller, semi-clean waves at The Dump. The Bureau of Met predicts W-SW winds at 15 – 20 knots for the rest of the day, so anywhere exposed will be bumpy from late morning onwards. There’s not quite enough in the swell for sheltered spots to fire, so it’s probably good ol’ Middleton Bay or somewhere between Victor and Port Elliot. Outlook for the rest of the week is in the latest surf forecast. Shred factor 5/10

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South Coast

A large, Southerly swell is thumping in on the south Coast this morning, but 15 knot Westerly winds are adding a few bumps. Surf is 5 – 6′ between Middleton and Goolwa, and there are occasional rollers breaking well over 500m out to sea. It’s pretty solid between Victor and Port Elliot and lining up a bit better, with 6′ sets hitting Chiton / Gap and a few bombs rolling through at a certain swell magnet. The Dump is around 3 – 4′ and semi-clean . The breeze will swing more onshore SW and pick up to 20 knots plus later, so options will be less the later you leave it. The swell will also ease off after lunch, so right now is probably the biggest and cleanest it’ll be all day. There is actually more of this coming during the week – check the surf forecast for more info. Shred factor 6/10

 

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South Coast

Onshore SSW winds are gusting over 25 knots on the South Coast, and conditions are big and messy for the start of summer, week one. Surf is 5′ and all over the place between Middleton and Goolwa, and it’s also big and messy between Victor and Port Elliot. Surf is around 3 – 4′ at Chiton Rocks and 2′ at The Dump, but quality is dreadful and the wind is hammering it. The breeze should start to back off late morning, and should drop to around 15 – 20 knots by late arvo. The swell still be up all day, but with this wind there are not really any options. There’s more swell coming this week, and better winds. More on that in the latest surf forecast. Shred factor 3/10

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South Coast

Conditions are surprisingly clean on the South Coast this morning with the wind almost trying to go offshore. It won’t stay that way. Early winds are WNW at 10 knots and the swell is well lined up – but it’s still not very big. Surf is still only around 1 – 2′ at Middleton with rare bigger sets between Day, St and Goolwa. Waits and Parson’s will be a bit bigger, both in the 2+’ range with winds favouring Waits in next to the Point. The BoM predicts the breeze will swing more SW and pick up from mid-morning onward, and may be gusting 30 knots from the SW by early arvo. A good-sized southerly swell should fill in during the day and it will be bigger after lunch. Part sheltered spots may come into play, but with strong SW winds anywhere exposed will be blown out. Shred factor 6/10

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South Coast

The wind is very light cross-offshore on the South Coast this morning and conditions are glassy early – but still small. The swell continues to disappoint, and surf is still only around 1 – 2′ at Middleton and no bigger between Day, St and Goolwa. Waits and Parson’s are about your only hope for a shortboard wave early, in the 2′ range. Onshore winds will kick in soon, and by lunchtime sou-westers may be around 20 knots and making a mess of it. The swell should begin to lift after lunch, but probably only enough for a grove in the Bay at Middleton. The swell direction looks like will go very Southerly late arvo / overnight, which may open up some interesting options tomorrow. Shred factor 5/10

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South Coast

Conditions are sort of glassy / slightly lumpy on the South Coast again this morning with winds light from the SSW. The swell continues to disappoint, and surf is still only around 1 – 2′ at Middleton and not a whole lot bigger between Day, St and Goolwa. Waits and Parson’s are about your only hope for a shortboard wave early, but it won’t be epic. From here it just gets worse, with onshore SW-S winds picking to 15 knots and settling in for the day. The swell should lift slightly after lunch, but quality will be poor everywhere. Outlook heading into the weekend is in the updated surf forecast. Shred factor 4/10

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South Coast

Conditions are sort of glassy / slightly lumpy on the South Coast this morning, winds are very light from the SW and the sea is smooth. Unfortunately the swell hasn’t lifted at all, and surf is only around 1′ at Middleton and not a whole lot bigger between Day, St and Goolwa. Waits and Parsopn’s are about your only hope for a shortboard wave early, and winds will favour Waits over Parson’s. The forecast predicts the breeze will be up around 10 – 15 knots S-SW by late morning, so it will probably get pretty bumpy after lunch. The swell should lift a bit later, but quality isn’t looking terrific for a couple of days. Outlook for the rest of the week is in the updated surf forecast. Shred factor 5/10

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