Whitsundays Central Coast Waters Surf Forecasts

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Final Tropical Cyclone Advice for System 1

Ben Macartney

Ben Macartney 's Regional Outlook

Updated 26 Jan 2021 @ 2:00 PM (local)
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The surf heights forecasted for Whitsundays Central Coast Waters

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

    Short-Term Analysis (through Thursday 28 January)

    Wednesday: Easterly tradewind swell hangs in around the waist to head-high range across exposed beaches, with early light north to NW inshore winds seeing the cleanest conditions, before deteriorating as they turn moderate NE around 10-15 knots during the day.

    Thursday: Consistent East swell maintains chest to head-high sets, favouring the exposed beaches for size throughout the day, as lighter inshore SW/S winds open up clean conditions, till they turn moderate to fresh ESE/SE during the day. 

     

    Long Term Analysis (Friday 29 January and beyond)

     

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