Weekend Forecast 20th – 22nd September, 2019
The exposed beaches look like turning it on for the weekday surfers on Friday, as the tail end of Thursday’s long, slow SW groundswell subsides to more accessible levels across all coasts. From there, however, we expect a return to fairly normal programming as mid-large SW swell is flanked by westerly quarter winds. That looks like lending the focus to the Surf Coast for clean, accessible conditions both on Saturday and Sunday.
Leftover SW groundswell gradually subsides. Clean 3 to 4ft sets along the exposed beaches, wrapping at a clean 2 to 3ft+ on the Surf Coast reefs and smaller elsewhere with size depending on exposure. WIND: Northerly, NNE 15 to 25 knots plus, easing marginally in the afternoon.
Combined building trend in WSW and SW swells. Windy 2 to 4ft along exposed beaches, bumping up during the afternoon. Wrapping at a clean 2ft+ along the Surf Coast reefs, smaller elsewhere with size depending on exposure. WIND: West to SW 10 to 15 knots, turning Westerly and freshening to 15 to 25 knots during the afternoon.
SW groundswell gradually eases. Around 4 to 6ft+ along exposed beaches early, settling to 3 to 5ft in the afternoon. wrapping at clean 3 to 4ft+ along the Surf Coast reefs and dropping a foot or so into the arvo. WIND: WNW to NW 10 to 15 knots, becoming light in the afternoon.