Swell Alert: Southern Ocean Bomb Spawns the Purple Blob of the Year.

13 Jul 2018 1 Share

Ben Macartney

Chief Surf Forecaster

Forecast issued Friday, 13 July 2018

It’s taken some time for the southern hemisphere winter to kick into gear this year – and it really wasn’t until early this month that the Southern Ocean storm-track began to looks like its usual winter-self. That activity has continued to build in strength over the past week – and as it continues to gather momentum over the next few days it’s projected to culminate in the most active storm-track seen throughout the southern Indian Ocean in, well, yonks.

As you’ll see in more detail below, confidence is now building for an exceptional swell-event following in the wake of this activity; initially impacting Western Australia before propagating further north and east over the course of next week; in all likelihood producing some of the largest surf across Indonesia and the southern states seen in many years.

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