Surf Conditions Fri 11th – Wed 16th Sept, 2020
A continued run of small, short-period ESE windswell and lighter onshore breezes maintain lackluster surf across the region into the end of the week; favouring the most exposed beaches for size up to 2ft on Friday and Saturday, before wave energy really starts to bottom out on Sunday and Monday.
Friday: Short period ESE swell fades into the 1 to 2ft+ range, with early lighter ESE winds maintaining lumpy conditions, persisting as they turn ENE around 10 to 15 knots during the day.
Saturday: Leftover Easterly swell gradually fades, initially clean beneath light NW winds, mixing in with minor, localised NE windswell, bumping up marginally as NE breezes freshen to 10 to 20 knots in the afternoon.
Sunday: Scope for slight, short period NE windswell, not exceeding 1 to 2ft across the most exposed open beaches, inconsistent in the upper range and fading during the day. Early light offshore WNW to NW winds swinging NNE in the arvo.
- FriShort period ESE swell gradually eases, with early lighter ESE winds seeing still lumpy conditions, persisting as they turn ENE around 10-15 knots during the day.
- SatLeftover Easterly swell gradually fades, initially clean beneath light NW winds, before mixing in with localised NE windswell as NE breezes freshen to 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon/ evening.
- SunSlight, short period East and NE windswell favours the most exposed open beaches under early light offshore WNW to NW winds, tending NNW during the afternoon.
- MonSmall-scale ENE windswell favours the most exposed open beaches for size, with early WSW/SW winds turning S/SE during the day, leading in a minor uptick in short-period S swell in the afternoon.
- TueScope for a small pulse of mid period South swell, arriving beneath early SW to SSW winds, tending south to SSE into the afternoon. Revisions likely.
- WedScope for better quality, long-range south groundswell, gradually building throughout the day, with scope for early light NW to NNW breezes tending NE and freshening to 15 to 20 knots in the arvo.