Weekend Forecast 15th -17th November, 2019
There are two good to great mornings lining up across the Southwest in the near-term. A steady run of small to mid-sized SW swell opens up a wide range of good options across the most exposed stretches of coast on Friday and Saturday; the former hampered by a stronger cross-shore SE bias in winds that will take a bit of the shine off conditions. However, Saturday morning is looking pretty dreamy, with light easterlies projected to fade to light and variable as SW swell hangs in at a good size throughout the morning, before eventually giving way to moderate onshore SW winds in the afternoon. That looks like leading in a full day of moderate onshores on Sunday, so make hay while the offshores are in play.
Reinforcing SW swell fills in. South West: Cross-offshore 3 to 4ft sets exposed breaks, ranging from 2 to 3ft elsewhere and easing in the afternoon. Perth/Mandurah: Around 1ft+. WIND: ESE to SE 15 to 20 knots, tending Southerly, SSE in the arvo.
Reinforcing SW groundswell under light offshore winds. Southwest: Clean 3 to 4ft sets along exposed coasts, grading smaller elsewhere with size depending on exposure. Perth: Around 1ft+ exposed beaches. WIND: Easterly 10 to 15 knots, fading to light and variable, then light South, SW around 10 knots in the afternoon.
Fading SW swell under southerly winds. Southwest: Slow, wind-affected 2 to 3ft+ sets across exposed coasts, inconsistent in the upper range and deteriorating in the afternoon. Perth: Up to 1ft exposed beaches. WIND: Southerly, SSW 10 to 15 knots, tending SSW to SW and freshening to 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon.