That longer SW swell action appears to be taking place as hinted at in our last forecast, with a weird, almost winter-like fetch setting up camp south of the Bight and sending a fair bit of wind and swell into Victoria and Tasmania.
This odd very non-Decembery pattern looks set to propagate through the week with swell pulses hitting South Oz and western Vicco on a regular basis.
There may be one or two sneaky days in there too for Tasmanians, including this coming Sunday when a small low seems likely to intensify and throw a short range swell at the southern coasts of the island, possibly without too much rubbish from local winds.
Further out, despite this wacky winter fetch, a lot of energy seems to be leaking out of the Southern Hemi at present; we might be waiting to the new year before we see any more bombs being thrown at this surf zone.
Spring chaos continues across the continent.
A pretty impressive SW swell is sweeping past southern New Zealand right now. We wonder if any of the boys have overcome their grief at the national team’s caning in the Rugby League World Cup long enough to head down and nab a few bombs.
Tuesday sees a sneaky SSW swell invade Tasmanian waters, accompanied by rare neutral wind conditions This could be a little bit of gold, so again we’ll be interested to see what emerges from any sessions. Indeed Tassie looks to be the focus this week – it may well see some nuclear shit late Friday/Saturday from a mean cutoff low currently progged to set up close to its east coast, yet not so close that it messes up a NW change approaching from the west. If this thing comes together, really big surf could hit east facing reefs with great winds. Again a potentially sneaky yet wicked day awaits.
Late on the weekend and into the following week sees Vicco awaken from its grogginess with some OK longer range SW swell.
And oh yeah, Teahupoo on Thursday. That’s all we’re saying.