SWELL ALERT: Western, Southern Australian Coasts, New Zealand All Set To Pump!

28 Mar 2017 0

Ben Macartney

Chief Surf Forecaster

COASTALWATCH PLUS EXCLUSIVE | SWELL ALERT

Issued Tuesday, 28 March 2017 By Ben Macartney

The Southern Ocean is in chaos. As you read this, a vast low pressure complex situated below the Australian mainland is supporting a WSW fetch of 30 to 50 knots. This area of wind spans about 2,500 nautical miles of open ocean; encompassing an area that extends well beyond the length of the country itself. The incredible length and strength of this fetch has major surf implications for most of Australia’s surfable coastline.

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