Surf forecast for this Weekend 16th – 18th August, 2019 for beaches all round Australia. For conditions near you see the drop down boxes at Gone Surfing.
Winter conditions remain in full affect around the coastal fringes through the middle of August. Across the NSW coast, the waves have been non-stop – and while we’re finally seeing south-swell activity scaling down over the coming days, it’s clear there’s a whole lot more to come over the course of next week. That of course doesn’t hold much sway for surfers across southern Queensland. The dominant southerly swell-regime will continue to see minimal refraction into the most exposed beaches, while leaving the majority almost bereft of notable surf for days to come.
Further south, Victorian coasts see a dynamic weekend of waves, starting out with a cracking day across the exposed stretches on Saturday, before the focus shifts to the Surf Coast from Sunday onwards. That trend also applies to South Australian coasts as a with Saturday offering up a good window of clean conditions across the South Coast that will quickly close with the arrival of a cold front on Saturday evening. Last but not least, the West Coast is beset by strengthening onshore winds and a steep rising SW swell on Friday and Saturday, before wind and swell quickly settle down throughout Sunday.