UPDATE: What Waves Will Be Like – Event Surf Forecast


Coastalwatch’s Chief Surf Forecaster Ben Macartney has given us the lowdown on what the waves will be doing for Blast Off. Don’t forget that every Blast Off participant gets a massive 6 MONTHS FREE Coastalwatch Plus membership to access 100 ad free surf cameras, the exclusive extended surf forecasts and the Coastalwatch Surf Coach. See below to activate it now.

SUMMARY: A series of S swells combine with NE windswell to maintain mostly good quality 1 to 3ft surf all week. Expect favourable offshore winds most days; the exceptions being moderate to strong SE and NE winds on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons respectively.

Tuesday: New mid period S swell. Sets up to 2 – 3ft at Whaley, undersized early. WIND: Early WSW to SW 10 to 15 knots, tending S mid morning and SE around 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon.

Wednesday: Leftover S swell. Slow sets to 1 – 2ft+, fading as rising NE windswell picks up to a junky 2 – 3ft during the afternoon. WIND: Early light NNW tending N, then NE and freshening to 15 to 25 knots during the afternoon.

Thursday: NE windswell still up to 2 – 3ft early, fading as small S groundswell picks up to a slow 1 – 2ft during the day, possibly bigger during the afternoon. WIND: Early light WNW 5 to 15 knots, tending WSW during the afternoon.

Friday: S swell ranging from 1 – 3ft, easing during the afternoon. WIND: Early light W to 5 knots tending to seabreezes during the afternoon.”

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