Central Coast NSW Surf Forecasts

Ben Macartney

Ben Macartney's Regional Outlook

Updated 19 Aug 2019 @ 10:17 AM (local)
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The surf heights forecasted for Central Coast NSW

Please consider your local spots specific orientation to the coast and any local idiosyncrasies that may also effect the swell in relation to this regional forecast.

  • Swell analysis

    Summary
    A minor increase in short-range NE swell saw small, clean sets in the 2ft range across open beaches on Monday morning, before the swell began to fade to tiny levels into the middle of the day. However, Monday’s calm conditions belie the onset of a very large and energetic upswing in southerly swell over the coming days – and this is set to come to a head at very large/ heavy levels across the entire Eastern Seaboard on Thursday and Friday.

    As discussed last week, this surrounds the evolution of another deep, complex winter low over the Southern Ocean and southern Tasman Sea over the next few days. Monday saw the first in a series of vigorous cold fronts linked to this system sweeping across Tasmania and Bass Strait. Initially this sets up a strengthening WSW fetch out of eastern Bass Strait to whip up a relatively modest increase in directional South swell on Tuesday and Wednesday; mostly ranging from 3 to 4ft across south facing beaches – but considerably smaller and slower along open coasts owing to the deepwater south-westerly bias in direction.

     

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