The swell is still up on the South Coast, but the dreaded onshores are making a mess of it. Southerly winds are around 17 knots and wave heights are still 5 – 6′ between Middleton and Goolwa. It’s breaking all over the place and the paddle looks nightmarish – even the Bay looks pretty cold and dismal. Boomer / Knights are also 3 – 5′ but pretty messy, Chiton / Gap are overhead and nasty, with 2′ slops at The Dump rounding out the Victor end. The swell will probably stay similar size all day, and the wind will also stay as bad. Not a whole lot of options, really. Outlook for tomorrow is in the latest surf forecast.
Swell is solid on the South Coast this morning, but West winds at 10 -15 knots are taking the gloss off. Surf is easily 6′ between Middleton and Goolwa, but the paddle looks horrendous with long rows of whitewater breaking a looooooong way out. The swell’s looking a bit raw in the Bay, so sheltered spots will be your best bet this morning. Conditions are a bit cleaner between Victor and Middleton, and it’s big enough for Bullies and too big for Knight’s. Chiton / Gap are picking up a few 4 – 6′ slabs, and the Dump is shoulder – head high on the sets and clean. The wind will swing more onshore later this morning, tending SW-S at 20 knots after lunch. Quality will deteriorate and the small number of options will dry up. Grab some size and OK quality this morning if you’re fit. Outlook heading into the weekend is in the latest surf forecast, but it’s due for a refresh.
Fresh Southerly winds are masking a mess on the South Coast this morning, and the onshores are over 22 knots first thing. It’s just slops between Middleton and Goolwa with surf in the 4 – 5′ range, and it’s not really any cleaner around the Port Elliot to Victor side. Chiton / Gap have a few 3′ frothies, the Dump has smaller slops if you’re desperate. Middleton Bay looks prerrt awful. The onshores will settle in for the day ( next few days, actually ) and maintain messy surface conditions after lunch. Outlook for the rest of the week is in the latest forecast.
Cross-shore West winds at 12 knots are adding bumps along the South Coast this morning, and a fairly westerly swell is capping the size. Middleton has 2′ waves with a few 3′ sets, and there are a few bigger waves breaking now and then between Day St. and Goolwa. Chiton / Gap are around 2′, Waits Point will be bigger and sheltered from the wind. As the day unfolds, the swell will lift but the wind will turn more onshore from the SW. It’ll be gusting over 20 knots after lunch, so part sheltered spots will be the go. Try good ol’ Dribs bay or possibly the Dump mid arvo. Outlook for the rest of the week is in the latest forecast.
There’s a well-lined up swell hitting the South Coast early, and conditions are smooth with a 10 knot offshore North wind. Surf is around 2 – 3′ at Middleton, with long lines and occasional bigger sets down toward Cliffs and Goolwa. The Chiton / Gap side is a bit marginal, but Waitspinga should offer some shoulder high bombs for the keen. The wind will begin to pick up not long after sunrise, and anywhere exposed is probably gonna get blown out not long after that. a Gusty Westerly change will roll in after lunch, turning winds fresh cross-shore. Parts sheltered spots like Middleton Bay might hold up alright. There’s more swell on the way later in the week – you can read all about it in a brand spanking new surf forecast.
Conditions are clean on the South Coast this morning, winds are light offshore again from the North but swell direction is a bit off. Surf is around 1 – 2′ at Middleton, with occasional bigger sets from Cliffs to Goolwa. Waits and Parson’s will be slightly bigger, and a better bet for shortboarders. The wind will remain offshore all day, picking up to 15 knots or so this morning, then easing off again after lunch. The swell may lift slightly late arvo.
Conditions are clean on the South Coast with light offshore North winds early, but a small WSW swell has put a cap on size. Surf is still around 1 – 2′ at Middleton, with occasional bigger sets breaking down toward Cliffs and Goolwa. Waits and Parson’s will be slightly bigger, and the best option for shortboarders. The wind looks like it might swing to the East after lunch, so there may be a few lumps if that happens. Hopefully, it just remains offshore all day, and in any case, it probably won’t top 10 knots. Wave heights may lift a tad afterlunch, but not by much.
The swell has eased further overnight, but conditions look great on the South Coast this morning with glassy conditions and nice, clean swell. Surf is back to 1 – 2′ at Middleton / Day St., but you will find the odd shortboardable bank between Cliffs and Goolwa. Waits and Parson’s will offer a bit more size and great conditions for fitter, more experienced surfers. The wind should stay offshore all day, possibly getting up to 15 knots this morning before dropping out after lunch. The swell might also drop off later, so grab a few early if you can.
The South Coast is looking smoooooth this morning with a nicely lines up swell and clean, glassy conditions early. Middleton has long lines and waves in the 3′ range, and there are a few bigger sets now and then down toward Day St, Cliffs and Goolwatu. Knights has a few morning wedges for the lidders, and Chiton / Gap has the occasional glassy chest high peeler. It’s still looking on the marginal side sizewise for Waits and Parson’s, but it’ll be clean for the fit and experienced. Winds look great pretty much all day, remaining offshore and probably not getting much over 10 knots. A classic Autumn day.
Swell’s up but winds remain onshore on the South Coast this morning, lighter than yesterday at 10 knots. Surf is around 4′ at Middleton with bigger sets down through Day St and toward Goolwa. There are a few 3′ sets around at Chiton / Gap, but Waitpinga and Parson’s will too big and raw. The breeze looks like remaining onshore all day in the 10 knot range, swell should stick around and remain bumpy.