Weekend Forecast 17th-19th May, 2019
Autumn comes into its own across the state over the coming days as offshore land-breezes coincide with fluctuating levels of SW groundswell. While there aren’t any major swell-events looming, there’s no shortage of small, mid and large days on tap – depending on where and when you look. The end result should be a much broader range of good surfable options across the state as the light wind-regime keeps surface quality pretty high for days to come.
New SW groundswell fills in. Sets around 2 to 4ft early, rebuilding to 3 to 4ft+ along the exposed beaches in the afternoon. Wrapping at 2 to 3ft along the Surf Coast, inconsistent in the upper range. WIND: Early light NW to NNW, tending Northerly, then NNE around to ENE 5 to 10 knots.
Stronger SW groundswell builds during the day. Up to a clean 4 to 6ft along the exposed beaches, wrapping at a clean 3 to 4ft+ on the Surf Coast reefs. WIND: Early light NW to North, tending light and variable, NE to East, in the arvo.
Easing SW swell under north to NE winds. Clean sets around 3 to 5ft along exposed beaches, easing to 3 to 4ft+ later. Wrapping at 2 to 4ft along the Surf Coast reefs, otherwise grading smaller elsewhere with size depending on exposure. WIND: Northerly, NNE 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon