Swell Diary: Tropical Cyclone Winston's Epic Weekend Of Waves

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SWELL DIARY | Tropical Cyclone Winston

The east coast of Australia has just benefitted from the fourth cyclone swell of the season with Tropical Cyclone Winston moving in after the destruction it caused in Fiji. To donate to help support the wave-rich island nation get back on their feet, click here

The swell started to show it's teeth on Wednesday 24th in south-east Queensland peaking on Friday 26th whilst further south into NSW, Victoria and Tasmania the swell didn't build until late on Friday afternoon with a peak in swell and onshore wind on Saturday 27th. The peak in the swell was forecast to be a bit bigger than how it hit the breaks but still was a continued welcome in what has been an incredible summer of waves for the east coast.

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TC WINSTON SUMMARY

  • Tropical Cyclone Winston delivered a sustained run of easterly groundswell to the Eastern Seaboard over the week, characterised by a series of overlapping pulses responsible for a steady building trend surf heights as the week progressed.
  • The rising trend culminated in a large to heavy, long period easterly groundswell peaking over the weekend, with dangerous surf conditions hitting the entire East Coast throughout Saturday and Sunday.
  • Across southern Queensland and northern NSW a steady building trend in E groundswell peaks at heavy 6 to 8ft plus levels across exposed breaks, with similarly large surf persisting into Sunday.
  • A large to heavy pulse of long-period ENE groundswell followed across Sydney and the South Coast over the weekend; building steeply throughout Saturday to peaking in the 6ft range across exposed breaks during the afternoon. Large to heavy surf forecast persist on Sunday morning ahead of a slow decline setting in early to mid next week. To view the full analysis, see the SWELL ALERT

You can check out the surf cameras at Snapper, Kirra, Newcastle for Surfest and Manly for the Australian Open of Surfing right now to see what's happening.

We will continue to monitor the swell. If you have photos or video you would like to contribute to this swell diary email editor@coastalwatch.com

You can also upload or view the photos by the Coastalwatch community in the member photos section.

VIEW MEMBER PHOTOS

VIDEOS BELOW

  • Sunday 28 Feb - Joel Nantes Lights Up Kirra With One Wave QLD
  • Saturday 27 Feb - Southern NSW by Matt Van Seters NSW
  • Saturday 27 Feb - James Mckean's POV from TASMANIA
  • Saturday 27 Feb - Toby Mossop at Burleigh by Dan Scott QLD
  • Saturday 27 Feb - Northern NSW by Tara Bellaiche NSW
  • Saturday 27 Feb - SE Queensland Superbank by Craig Halstead QLD
  • Saturday 27 Feb - Snapper Rocks by Brandon Compagne QLD
  • Friday 26 Feb - Northern NSW by Alexander Sharkey NSW
  • Thursday 25 Feb - SE Queensland Via 360fly Virtual Reality Camera by Ryan Hipwood QLD









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