South Coast

The swell has eased a bit on the Soth Coast overnight but it’s still pretty solid this morning. The wind has also swung to a light offshore Northerly which has helped line the swell up better. Surf is over 6′ between Middleton and Goolwa, and some of the sets are almost 1km out to sea. Once again there’s plenty of the swell getting in between Port Elliot and Victor, with 4 – 6′ sets at Chiton / Gap and Bullies picking up a few. The Dump is clean with 3′ waves, and a few sheltered spots will be worth a look this morning. The swell has peaked and will wind back a bit after lunch, winds should be good this morning but may waft onshore for the arvo. Hopefully it just remains offshore all day. Shred factor 8/10.

 

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South Coast

The anticipated big swell has hit the South Coast and it’s solid this morning, but unfortunately, it’s also onshore. The wind is from the SSW at 10 knots, and everywhere looks a bit worse for wear. Surf is well over 6′ between Middleton and Goolwa, and there’s whitewater a long way out to sea. Middleton Bay is part sheltered but it’s just closing out most of the time. Plenty of the swell is hitting the Port Elliot / Victor stretch, but quality is no better there. There are 6′ sets at Chiton / Gap and bombs hitting Bullies and into the corner at Knight’s, but it’s too raw and nasty looking. The Dump is slightly less effected with 3′ waves, and you’ll even pick up a small longboard wave close to Victor if you’re patient. The wind won’t get much stronger today and may even go light and variable for a while. The swell has peaked but it will remain large all day. Check sheltered spots, and keep an eye out for a late glass-off. Shred factor 6/10.

 

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South Coast

WSW winds around 17 knots are adding a few bumps along the South Coast this morning, but the swell has kicked overnight. Surf is up around 5′ at Middleton, but there are a few big sets breaking a few hundred meters out to sea between Day St. and Goolwa. Chiton / Gap are a bit bumpy but picking up occasional 4’+ sets. The Dump is part sheltered at around 2′. The forecast predicts SW winds at 20 knots fro the rest of the day, and the swell is looking like it’s building. Sheltered spots will definitely be worth a look later today, and tomorrow is looking even bigger. More on that in the surf forecast. Shred factor 6/10.

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South Coast

It’s looking pretty good on the South Coast this morning, swell is well lined up and glassy early with light NNE winds. Surf is around 2 – 3′ at Middleton, with occasional bigger sets between gaps down toward Cliffs and Goolwa. Chiton / Gap have glassy waves around 1 – 2′, but Waits and Parson’s will be bigger but again a bit marginal on the sets. The swell will hold steady this morning but should begin to build late arvo heading into the weekend. The bad news is that NW winds will start to build soon, possibly getting over 20 knots by mid morning, and stronger by lunchtime. A gusty W-SW change will roll through now long after, turning the breeze cross-onshore and trashing anywhere exposed. Sheltered spots probably won’t get a look-in today, but over the weekend they might. It’ll be wind effected after lunch so grab what you can early while winds are light. Outlook heading into the weekend is in the latest surf forecast. Shred factor 8/10.

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South Coast

Winds are back to around 15 knots from the West on the South Coast this morning, and conditions are semi-clean. Surf is around 3′ at Middleton, with a few bigger sets between gaps down toward Cliffs and Goolwa. Chiton / Gap have waves around 2′, but Waits and Parson’s will be bigger and probably closing out on the sets. Swell is on the rise so it will be bigger after lunch, but exposed stretches will be a bit bumpy as winds tend more WSW at 15 – 20 knots. The wind should ease off a bit mid arvo, so Middleton Bay or possibly The Dump later will be worth a look. More swell is on the way, check the surf forecast for more on that. Shred factor 7/10.

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South Coast

The swell has picked up a bit on the South Coast overnight, and conditions are glassy early with no wind – for now. Surf is around 2′ at Middleton, with occasional bigger sets between long gaps down toward Cliffs and Goolwa. Waits and Parson’s will be a bit bigger. Anytime from sunrise onwards the breeze will begin to waft onshore and pick up, probably tending SW-S at 15 knots by morning smoko. Quality will deteriorate with the onshores, although the swell will probably build a bit after lunch. There’s a bit of a window there if you’re quick. The swell and winds will get more intense over the next few days, more on that in the updated surf forecast.  Shred factor 7/10.

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South Coast

There’s no wind and conditions are clean and glassy on the South Coast early, but again, not much swell. Surf is around 1′ at Middleton, with occasional bigger sets down toward Cliffs and Goolwa. Waits and Parson’s are better bets for a shortboard wave this morning, and the wind will favour Parsons with a bit of East in it around that side of Victor. That will change mod morning as a W-SW wind arrives, probably only 7 – 10 knots at first but picking up after lunch. The wind will add bumps along exposed stretches, and sheltered spots won’t be getting anywhere near enough swell. Waves may be around 2′ later today, but with winds possibly going SE again by late arvo the outlook is not great. There’s is some decent swell on the way though – more on that in the latest surf forecast. Shred factor 6/10.

 

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South Coast

Conditions are clean on the South Coast early, with very light West winds – but again, not much swell. Surf is only around 1′ between Middleton and Goolwa, although there are lines visible further out to sea. Waits and Parson’s are your only options a shortboard wave this morning, and the wind will favour Waits over Parsons. Winds shouldn’t amount to much today, becoming light and variable early arvo and probably staying that way in the evening. The swell should lift a bit later today, so a late paddle may be an option. Don’t expect much over 1 – 2′ though. Shred factor 6/10.

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South Coast

For the first time in a few days conditions are glassy and fairly clean on the South Coast, with very light NE winds and straighter swell. There is still a bit of leftover wobble and it’s pretty small, with surf only around 1′ at Middleton with rare bigger sets down toward Cliffs and Goolwa. Waits and Parson’s are your best ( only ) bet for a shortboard wave this morning, both picking up occasional 2′ sets with a bit of a wait. NE winds should start to pick up soon, and may gust 15 – 20 knots for a few hours through the middle part of the day. A W-SW change will roll through after lunch, cooling things down and turning winds cross-onshore. Wave heights will remain small, and conditions will become bumpy. Right now’s probably as good as it gets today. Shred factor 6/10.

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South Coast

The breeze is trying to go NE on the South Coast this morning, but it’s still mostly from the East at 7 knots. The swell has that typical spring easterly look, sort of weak and lumpy. Surf is around 2 – 3′ between Middleton and Goolwa and again, it’s breaking all over the place. There are glassy / lumpy 1 – 2′ waves around at Chiton and The Gap. The Bureau of Met predicts E-SE winds are 10 – 15 knots for the rest of the day, so it ain’t gonna clean up any time soon. The rest of the day will be lumpy, and tomorrow looks like opening in a similar fashion ahead of a SW change. More on that in the surf forecast. Shred factor 5/10.

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