Weekend Forecast 19th – 21st July, 2019
Yet again we see surfing conditions written off by strong onshore winds and a steep building trend in WSW swell this weekend; the legacy of an overly active storm-track in effect throughout the southern Indian Ocean, extending northeast across the Margaret River region. This leaves little to recommend in the way of surfing options, beyond the obvious – which involves heading for greener pastures, somewhere much further north. Otherwise, you’ll have to take your chances checking the more sheltered corners as winds briefly carry a stronger southwest bias on Saturday morning.
Potential for large and stormy SW groundswell under near-gale force onshore winds. Southwest: Unruly 6 to 8ft+ along exposed coasts, building towards 8 to 10ft+ in the afternoon. Perth: Junky sets around 2 to 3ft. WIND: WNW 20 to 30 knots, shifting WSW and freshening in the afternoon.
Stormy windblown WSW groundswell peaks. South West: Up to an unruly 10 to 12ft+ across exposed breaks. Perth/Mandurah: Windblown sets in the 3 to 4ft range. WIND: SW to WSW up to 20 to 30 knots, tending Westerly later.
SW groundswell rebuilds under fresh onshore winds. Southwest: Sets around 10 to 12ft+ along exposed breaks, potentially rising into the 10 to 15ft range in the afternoon, otherwise grading smaller elsewhere. Perth: Around 2 to 4ft, picking up in the arvo. WIND: Westerly, WSW 20 to 30 knots.