EASTER LONG WEEKEND SURF FORECAST, 29 March to 1 April 2013

28 Mar 2013 0 Share

Easter is upon us. With it comes Easter eggs and with any luck, some extra time in the water. Regardless of whether or not you’re at home or at a more exotic locale up or down the coast, there will be waves to be had across most of Australia’s surfable coastline this weekend. The focal point of storm activity is undoubtedly Victoria, with a steady run of SW groundswell generating waves fluctuating in size between three and six feet plus across the Surf Coast from Friday to Sunday, combining with a predominant westerly wind regime to light up the Rip Curl Pro at Bells Beach.


Victoria's Surf Coast will be firing over the Easter long weekend. Image: Coastalwatch member bellssurfer.


NEW SOUTH WALES

Although conditions along the East Coast are a more subdued, there will be small to mid range swell on offer, both out of the south and east over the Easter Break. A strong SSW change powering out of eastern Bass Strait on Thursday generates a respectable pulse of S swell to three to four feet across south facing beaches on Friday. As this energy tapers off over the weekend it mixes in with a small component of E swell and a background S groundswell, keeping wave heights up around two feet plus across the region throughout Sunday and Monday.

There will be some clean windows of opportunity across the NSW coast with offshore winds forecast on Saturday and Sunday mornings.


Friday

S windswell 3 – 4ft south facing beaches, easing during the afternoon. Grading to 2 – 3ft elsewhere. WIND: SSW 20 to 30 knots tending SSE 10 to 15 knots later.

Saturday
Leftover SSE swell and E swell around 2ft+ exposed beaches. WIND: Early light WSW 5 to 10 knots tending NE 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.

Sunday
Leftover E and SE swells around 2ft exposed beaches. WIND: Early WSW tending SE 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.

Monday
SSE windswell around 1 - 3ft south facing beaches, grading smaller across exposed beaches. WIND: Early SSW tending SSE 10 to 15 knots.

QUEENSLAND & FAR NORTHERN NSW

It won’t be all time Kirra, but there will be fun waves to be had across the region over the Easter break. A slight building trend in ESE tradewind swell sees two to three foot waves throughout the weekend – peaking on Saturday and gradually subsiding again throughout Sunday and Monday. A strong SSE change on Friday will persist early Saturday at fifteen to twenty knots before petering out during the day, so expect improving surface conditions throughout Saturday afternoon. By Sunday expect lighter offshore winds tending to sea-breezes later, followed by the next SSE change on Monday.


It won't be all time, but there will be waves to be had over the Easter break. Image: Coastalwatch member dmic64
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Friday

E swell up to 2ft+ exposed coasts. WIND: Light NW to SW tending SSE 5 to 15 knots.

Saturday
ESE swell 2 - 3ft+ exposed coasts. WIND: Light SSW tending SSE 5 to 15 knots.

Sunday
ESE swell 2 - 3ft exposed coasts. WIND: NW 5 to 15 knots, tending light N during the day.

Monday
ESE swell around 2ft exposed coasts. WIND: Light SSE 10 to 20 knots, easing during the day.

VICTORIA

The Surf Coast will be the focus of an active Southern Ocean storm track over the Easter long weekend. The combination of a rising SW swell and moderate to strong westerly winds regime will see clean small surf across the Torquay reefs and heavy wind affected conditions across the exposed beaches. An initial pulse of mid period SW swell on Friday is backed up by a stronger, long period SW groundswell, peaking on Sunday and easing again into Monday.


There will be mix of clean and wind affected days across the Surf Coast this Easter. 


Friday

SW groundswell 5 - 6ft+ exposed beaches, easing rapidly during the day. Sets up to 2 – 4ft early, pulsing to 3 to 5ft across the Surf Coast during the morning and easing again during the afternoon. WIND: WNW 10 to 15 knots, tending light in the evening.

Saturday
SW swell 5 – 6ft+ exposed beaches. Surf Coast: around 3 – 4ft at Bells early, levelling off around 2 – 3ft during the day. WIND: WNW 10 to 15 knots, tending W later.. WIND: N 15 to 25 knots tending NW during the afternoon.

Sunday
WSW swell 8ft exposed beaches. Sets around 5 – 6ft+ at Bells. WIND: SW 15 to 20 knots tending SSW to SSE 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.

Monday
SW groundswell 6 – 8ft exposed beaches, 4 to 5ft+ at Bells, easing later. WIND: Light WNW 5 to 10 knots tending SW during the morning and SSE into the afternoon.

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

There’s no shortage of good surf on offer across the South West over the Easter long weekend. A steady run of mid range SW swell maintains three to four foot surf across the exposed coasts, with early offshore winds producing excellent conditions from Friday right through to Monday.


There will be good surf on offer across the South West Coast this Easter. Image: Coastalwatch member goodtrojan.


Friday

SSW swells decreasing
Southwest Coast: 3-4ft fading
Perth: flat
SE wind 5-10kt early, tending light variable in arvo.

Saturday
SW swell with inconsistent sets late
Southwest Coast: 3ft, building occasional 5ft sets at standouts
Perth: flat, 1ft sets occasionally in arvo
SE winds 5-10kt, tending light and variable in arvo.

Sunday
SW swell
Southwest Coast: 3-5ft sets
Perth: 1ft inconsistently
ENE winds 10kt, tending light and variable.

Monday
SW swell.
Southwest Coast: 2 - 4ft sets.
Perth: 0.5ft. ESE winds 10kt, tending light and variable.

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