Surf forecast for this Weekend 6th – 8th December, 2019 for beaches all round Australia. For conditions near you see the drop down boxes at Gone Surfing.
The idea that going surfing might just be bad for your health presents a bit of a conundrum for those of us residing along the NSW coast. The multitude of bushfires burning across the eastern interior continues to blanket the coastal fringes in a thick layer of pre-apocalyptic smoke-haze. That, combined with the usual emission related smog, doesn’t present much of a case for a whole lot of cardio-vascular activity. And so is, somewhat counterintuitively, that a light to moderate onshore wind-shift slated for the weekend has never looked more appealing. While Friday offers up another day of slow 2 to 3ft waves beneath the smoke-haze, we can look forward to a slightly bigger, bumpier southerly groundswell arriving under more breathable air, both on Saturday and Sunday.
Up north, southern Queensland coasts will continue to receive a small fraction of the directional south swell, while far northern NSW coasts pull in the lion’s share of the energy. Initially that sees a continuation of pretty small surf across all coasts on Friday, with a slow build in size throughout Saturday leading in a peak in the 3 to 4ft range at the more exposed spots from Byron south on Sunday.
Further south, there’s a couple more great days of surfing to be had across Victoria’s Surf Coast as the deep low that’s been anchored below Tasmania keeps on giving in the form of one final, sizeable SW pulse. South Australia also benefits from the tail end of this episode; albeit under predominant onshore winds, before it finally swings offshore on Sunday. Last but not least, the West Coast is looking good on Friday morning, but from there it turns a little lacklustre as onshore winds rapidly erode surface quality on Saturday, before half-decent options start to open up again on Sunday.