Weekend Forecast 15th – 17th November, 2019
It’s looking a bit Groundhog Day, but in a good way across the state this weekend. A consistent run of SW groundswell holds enough deepwater energy to refract at a good size along the Surf Coast; for the most part maintaining clean 3 to 4ft sets and occasionally bigger across the premier breaks; groomed by a predominant westerly quarter wind-regime remaining in place a high pressure system migrates slowly eastward over the Great Australian Bight. Initially this sees favourable WNW winds trending WSW on Friday – and similar conditions are anticipated on Saturday. However, as the high advances eastward on Sunday winds will begin to reorient to the south, precipitating an earlier onshore shift during the day.
Renewed WSW swell under early WNW winds. Around 5 to 6ft+ along the exposed beaches, building in the arvo. Wrapping up to 3 to 4ft+ along the Surf Coast reefs, otherwise smaller elsewhere. WIND: Early WNW 10 to 20 knots, tending West to SW up to 15 to 25 knots in the afternoon.
Mid period SW groundswell rebuilds. Ranging from 5 to 8ft along exposed beaches, easing later. Surf Coast: Wrapping at a clean 3 to 5ft along the reefs, otherwise smaller elsewhere. WIND: Westerly 10 to 15 knots, tending WSW to SW during the morning and SSW up to 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon.
Easing SW swell under WNW to SW winds. Exposed beaches: Sets around 5 to 6ft+ along exposed beaches, easing in the afternoon. Surf Coast: Sets around 3 to 4ft+ on the reefs, smaller elsewhere and easing later. WIND: Early light Westerly, tending SW to SSW, then Southerly 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon.