Weekend Surf Conditions 15th -17th November, 2019
Sydney, Newcastle and the South Coast
Following a pretty consistent run of good quality, directional south swell (interspersed with the odd NE swell) this spring so far, the incremental shift towards summer is finally starting to manifest smaller surf in the forecast. We’re now starting to see a weakening of the storm-track below the eastern half of the continent, translating into lower-levels of south swell emanating out of Bass Strait and from below Tasmania. Having said that, the weekend won’t be entirely devoid of surf. Yet another complex mid latitude low moving below Tasmania over the next 48 hours offers up a modest resurgence in south swell over the weekend. This now looks like translating into a minor uptick in size on Saturday afternoon, with scope for something in the 2 to 3ft range across southern exposures on Sunday – but if anything, this looks a bit optimistic.
Mid-period Southerly swell slowly fades. Ranging from 2 to 3ft across south facing beaches, inconsistent in the upper range and fading to 2ft by the evening. Grading to 2ft or less along open beaches. WIND: WNW 5 to 15 knots, tending North to NE 10 to 20 knots in the afternoon.
Minor rise in Southerly windswell. Up to a junky 1 to 2ft across south facing beaches with scope for a bit more size in the 2ft+ range in the afternoon. Otherwise tiny to near-flat elsewhere with size depending on exposure. WIND: Southerly 10 to 20 knots, tending SSE to SE 10 to 15 knots during the morning, then ESE to ENE in the afternoon.
Potential for small, directional South swell. Ranging from 2 to 3ft on the sets across south facing beaches, wrapping at closer to 1 to 2ft elsewhere with size depending on exposure. WIND: Light ENE around 10 knots, shifting SSE to SE 15 to 20 knots across the South Coast in the morning, extending to Sydney and Newcastle in the afternoon.