Surf forecast for this Weekend 17th-19th May, 2019 for beaches all round Australia. For conditions near you see the drop down boxes at Gone Surfing.
It’s rare to see light autumn winds and good swell running across just about every stretch of surfable Australian coastline – but that’s pretty much what’s going on this weekend. The calming influence of high pressure extends to just about every major surfing region, so wherever you find yourself, I’d say you can looks forward to plenty of surfing.
The NSW coast is in the midst of an extended run of small to mid-sized, long-period Southerly groundswell that will keep pulsing at a fun size as one pulse overlaps with the next. This activity coincides with an idyllic autumn wind-regime; featuring early light land-breezes tending light and variable/light NE in the afternoons, making for full days of good conditions state-wide. While similar conditions are in effect across northern NSW and southern Queensland coasts, the key difference is an additional Easterly swell-train that will gradually wane over the next few days; still holding enough push to keep everyone in the water across both sides of the border.
The southern states benefit from a similar pattern of favourable North to NNE winds and mid to large SW swell;opening up a much broader than usual range of surfing options across both South Australian and Victorian coasts all weekend. That leave the West Coast – and like the rest of the country, its on the pump on Friday and Saturday, preceding the onset of strengthening onshore winds on Sunday.