Weekend Surf Forecast 17th-19th May, 2019
The presence of two swell-trains keeps your surfing options wide open across the region as mostly light morning winds remain in place this weekend. A slow decline in shorter-period easterly swell sees incrementally smaller, but still very fun surf on offer across southern Queensland coasts. At the same time, northern NSW will pull in the lion’s share of a series of small, overlapping southerly groundswells; probably showing most size in the 2 to 4ft range at the magnets, while crossing over with easterly swell at lower levels along the majority of open stretches.
Stronger South groundswell moves in. Inconsistent sets up to 3 to 4ft across northern NSW south fading beaches. Combining with smaller Easterly swell up to a slow 2 to 3ft along exposed coasts, grading to more like 1 to 2ft along the points and inside the bays. WIND: Early light WSW to SSW tending SE to ESE 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Leftover South and Easterly swells. Up to 2 to 3ft+ across northern NSW south facing beaches, rebuilding into the late arvo. Grading to 2ft+ or so across exposed QLD coasts and smaller along the points and inside the bays. WIND: Early light SSW 5 to 10 knots, tending SSE to ESE 5 to 15 knots during the afternoon.
Slight Easterly tradewind swell hangs in around 2ft+ exposed coasts. Mixing with background S swell at 2 to 3ft across northern NSW southern exposures, otherwise grading to 1 to 2ft along the points and inside the bays with size depending on exposure. WIND: Early light SSW, tending SSE to SE 10 to 15 knots in the arvo.