South Coast

Strong WSW winds are hammering he SOuth Coast this morning, with gusts around 30 knots along open stretches. Surf is still a good 4 – 5′ at Middleton, and there are a few bigger bombs breaking off the Point down toward Cliffs and Goolwa. Surf is ranging from 2′ at The Dump to 3′ through Chiton / Gap, and the occasional 3 – 4′ slab hitting up the Knight’s / Boomer end. The BoM predicts winds will tend more SW – S at 25 – 30k knots, easing off slightly mid – late arvo but chopping up the sea a whole lot more. Sheltered spots may hold out a bit longer. Outlook heading into the weekend is in the latest surf forecast. Shred factor 5/10.

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South Coast

Swell is on the rise on the South Coast this morning, and conditions are clean early with 10 – 15 knot WNW winds. Surf is easily 4′ at Middleton, and there are a few 5′ sets breaking off the Point down toward Cliffs and Goolwa. Surf is around 2 – 3′ at Chiton / Gap, but The DUmp is still a bit marginal. It’ll get bigger all day, but unfortunately, that will come with strong Westerly winds gusting over 30 knots after lunch. Anywhere exposed will be too big and blown out, but a few sheltered spots will definitely be worth checking later. Outlook for the rest of the week is in the latest surf forecast. Shred factor 7/10.

 

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South Coast

The wind is dead offshore from the North and light early, and conditions are clean on the South Coast will a nicely lined up swell. Unfortunately, the direction is still a bit off, and surf at Middleton is around 2′, with occasional bigger sets down toward Cliffs and Goolwa. Surf is around 1 – 2′ at Chiton / Gap, Waitspinga and Parson’s will be bigger for more experienced surfers. Right now is probably the best it’ll look all day. The breeze will begin to pick up soon and tend more Westerly, hitting 20 knots or more by morning smoko. From there it only gets worse with gusts neat 30 knots from the WSW by mid arvo. Really sheltered spots won’t be big enough, and exposed breaches will be blown out. Get on it ASAP – the next few days look a bit blowey. More on that in the latest surf forecast. Shred factor 7/10.

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South Coast

The swell is bigger on the South Coast this morning after a long run of poorly aimed swell, and conditions are glassy early with light WN Winds. There’s a bit of westerly wobble in the swell but wave heights have picked up to around 3′ at Middleton, with occasional bigger sets down toward Cliffs and Goolwa. The swell is sorta missing the Victor – Port Elliot stretch, but there are occasional 1 – 2′ waves at Chiton / Gap. The swell should build during the day, but so too will the wind. The BoM predicts NW winds up to 20 knots tending WNW, then Westerly at 25 knots after lunch. Anywhere exposed will be blown out by late morning, but some part sheltered spots may be working later today. Middleton Bay / Point will probably hold up alright until the wind really gets up. The next few days look windy too, but at least there are no SE lumps. More on that in the latest surf forecast. Shred factor 6/10.

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South Coast

Another westerly swell is teasing the South Coast this morning, mostly rolling past despite clean conditions. Winds are from the WNW at 7 – 10 knots, but surf is still only 1′ at Middleton, with rare bigger sets between Day St. and Goolwa . Waits and Parson’s again are the only options for shortboarders at 1 – 2′. The swell should lift a bit later today, but so too will the wind – tending SW after lunch ar 25 knots. The wind will make a mess of anywhere exposed, and sheltered spots will be avoided by the swell. Try Middleton Bay / Point late arvo, but don’t have high expectations. Shred factor 5/10.

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South Coast

The run of westerly swell continues to miss the South Coast, squandering clean and glassy conditions early. The wind is very light from the WNW and the swell is well lined up, but surf is still only 1′ at Middleton, with rollers between Day St. and Goolwa hitting the gutter and refusing to break most of the time. Waits and Parson’s again are the only options for shortboarders at 1 – 2′. The swell should lift a bit later today, but so too will the wind – tending W-SW, then SW at 20 knots by late morning. The cross-shore winds won’t effect it much initially, but after lunch it’ll get a bit bumpy as the breeze tends more onshore. It might get big enough for Middleton Point or the Bay by late arvo, but quality is not gonna be epic. Shred factor 5/10.

 

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South Coast

Conditions are back to clean on the South Coast with light offshore North winds, but the swell is very westerly and small. Surf is only 1′ at Middleton, and once again it’s not really much bigger down through Day St. toward Cliffs and Goolwa. Waits and Parson’s are the only options for shortboarders, with occasional 2′ sets. The Bureau of Met predicts NW-W winds up to 15 knots this morning, which should keep it fairly clean – but a shift to the SW after lunch my add some bumps. The swell direction is also less than perfect all day, but it should lift slightly late arvo. Winds will probably be onshore by mid arvo, so expect a few bumps. Surf will probably only be in the 2′ range anyway. Outlook for tomorrow in the updated surf forecast. Shred factor 5/10.

 

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South Coast

Conditions are clean on the South Coast with light offshore North winds, but a very small swell. Surf is only 1′ at Middleton, and once again it’s not really much bigger down through Day St. toward Cliffs and Goolwa. Waits and Parson’s are the only options for shortboarders, but even then both beaches are struggling for 2′ sets. There’ s a (weak) cool change on the way, and winds will pick up from the NW before shifting W-SW early afternoon. Swell will remain small and tend more Westerly later, the wind won’t be strong enough to blow it out, but it’ll add a few bumps. Pretty marginal today but Saturday looks a bit better. I’ll post an update to the surf forecast heading into the weekend. Shred factor 5/10.

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South Coast

N-NW winds are already up around 20 knots this morning, and the small swell is getting blown flat. Surf is only 1′ at Middleton, and not really much bigger down through Day St. toward Cliffs and Goolwa. Waits and Parson’s are the only options for shortboarders, with clean waves around 2′. The forecast predicts NW winds will pick up to 25 knots+ this morning, ahead of a change tonight. The rest of today will be small and blown out, but there’s hope of some improvement over the weekend. Read more on that in the surf forecast. Shred factor 5/10.

 

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South Coast

The wind is light offshore Northerly on the South Coast again this morning, and it’s clean and glassy – but swell is small. Surf is around 1 – 2′ at Middleton, and not really much bigger down toward Cliffs and Goolwa. Waits and Parson’s will be a better bet for shortboarders, with clean waves around 2′. The forecast predicts NW winds in the 10 – 15 knot range this morning, but the breeze will probably drop back under 10 knots just after lunch. Wave heights will stay about the same all day, e.g. small. Outlook for the rest of the week is in the latest surf forecast. Shred factor 7/10.

 

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