Plenty of waves for holidaymakers in the West last week

16 Jan 2012 0 585 VIEWS


Report and photos by Dan Wyer

Surfers in the southwest of W.A. have been spoilt over the past week with a run of quality fun sized surf. Sunday saw a pocket of light winds early with a peaky, unsettled three-to-five foot south-southwest swell.

Stand out days arrived mid-week from Monday right through until Friday as a typical summer pattern fell into place with clean offshore conditions in the mornings followed by afternoon seabreezes. The swell never got huge, with Monday through until Wednesday delivering waves in the three-to-four foot range, though longer-period ground swell on Tuesday pushed up a few inconsistent, bigger sets.

There were plenty of options to spread the busy summer crowds; with the mid-sized swell, pretty much everywhere along the exposed west coast had a wave. Perth and Mandurah however struggled with Surf Beach and Trigg the only saviours for surfers.

Thursday and Friday were small but fun with waves in the one-to-two foot range coupled with moderate, offshore, east-notheasterly winds through the mornings. Exposed swell-magnets were the pick.

- Dan Wyer

« 1 of 7 »

Add comments here...


Tags: wa, west, aus, dan, wyer, western, australia (create Alert from these tags)

blog comments powered by Disqus
Features
The Quiksilver Pro France Will Kick Off In A Big Way!

The Quiksilver Pro France Will Kick Off In A Big Way!

A little background & forecast

0 27 Sep 2016
Huey Isn't Done With Indonesia This Season!

Huey Isn't Done With Indonesia This Season!

Bali, Indonesia Surf Forecast 28 September - 12 October 2016

0 27 Sep 2016
These Kids Will Probably Surf In The Olympics

These Kids Will Probably Surf In The Olympics

2016 Hurley BL's Blast Off presented by Beecraft

0 27 Sep 2016
Recent

What's More Fun Than A Couple Of Sandy Runners?

Here's what The Search crew scored in the desert

0 27 Sep 2016
20 Years Since Australia's Worst Surfing Tragedy At Gracetown

20 Years Since Australia's Worst Surfing Tragedy At Gracetown

0 27 Sep 2016
Perfect Hawaii: Get Your Juices Flowing

Perfect Hawaii: Get Your Juices Flowing

0 27 Sep 2016
Shark Attack At Ballina This Morning

Shark Attack At Ballina This Morning

5 26 Sep 2016
Watch The Vissla ISA World Junior Games Finals LIVE HERE!

Watch The Vissla ISA World Junior Games Finals LIVE HERE!

0 25 Sep 2016
Latest News

What's More Fun Than A Couple Of Sandy Runners?

Here's what The Search crew scored in the desert

20 Years Since Australia's Worst Surfing Tragedy At Gracetown

9 lives lost in WA's worst recorded natural disaster

Perfect Hawaii: Get Your Juices Flowing

Come for a hit on the miracle mile

Shark Attack At Ballina This Morning

The latest news from Lighthouse Beach

Watch The Vissla ISA World Junior Games Finals LIVE HERE!

Team Australia head through to the finals

Popular This Week

Shark Attack At Ballina This Morning

The latest news from Lighthouse Beach

Dolphin Spears Through Kid's Surfboard

"Not in my wildest dreams could I have imagined it"

Is This The Best Of The Superbank?

Can we please have a repeat of last summer in Queensland?

Go to Top