South Coast NSW Surf Forecasts

Ben Macartney

Ben Macartney's Regional Outlook

Updated 18 Nov 2019 @ 9:23 AM (local)
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The surf heights forecasted for South Coast NSW

Please consider your local spots specific orientation to the coast and any local idiosyncrasies that may also effect the swell in relation to this regional forecast.

  • Swell analysis

    Summary
    As discussed last week we’re seeing a weaker storm-track below the eastern half of the continent, translating into lower-levels of south swell emanating out of Bass Strait and from below Tasmania – and generally speaking that will translate into smaller, less frequent pulses of south swell throughout late November, interspersed with short-lived spikes in north-easterly windswell.

    Tuesday morning is shaping up as a low-point in wave-energy for the week as residual south swell fades to slow 1 to 2ft levels across southern exposures, mixing with similar small, short-period NE windswell along open beaches. The good news is an improvement is on the cards for Wednesday; taking the form of a small and directional, mid-period southerly groundswell; holding potential for small sets ranging from 2 to 3ft across southern exposures – and probably a foot or so bigger across Newcastle and Hunter coasts.

     

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