Swell Alert: Southern Ocean Bomb Spawns the Purple Blob of the Year.

13 Jul 2018 1 Share

Ben Macartney

Chief Surf Forecaster

Forecast issued Friday, 13 July 2018

It’s taken some time for the southern hemisphere winter to kick into gear this year – and it really wasn’t until early this month that the Southern Ocean storm-track began to looks like its usual winter-self. That activity has continued to build in strength over the past week – and as it continues to gather momentum over the next few days it’s projected to culminate in the most active storm-track seen throughout the southern Indian Ocean in, well, yonks.

As you’ll see in more detail below, confidence is now building for an exceptional swell-event following in the wake of this activity; initially impacting Western Australia before propagating further north and east over the course of next week; in all likelihood producing some of the largest surf across Indonesia and the southern states seen in many years.

CoastalWatch Plus

View the full Article

Tags: Swell Alert , Ben Macartney (create Alert from these tags)

blog comments powered by Disqus
Features
The World Title Showdown Is Here! A Fight and Suspension on the North Shore, and Chippa Rules Soft Tops

The World Title Showdown Is Here! A Fight and Suspension on the North Shore, and Chippa Rules Soft Tops

This Week In Surfing: Ten Things From Surfing & The Internet On The Week That Was December 14, 2018

14 Dec 2018
SEAN DOHERTY: Pipe Day 1 - War Pigs

SEAN DOHERTY: Pipe Day 1 - War Pigs

Parko’s saying for anyone on a hot streak of good fortune is that “they’ve been kissed on the dick by a fairy” and this afternoon the fairies were circling.

3 14 Dec 2018
Parko: How to Surf your Whole Honeymoon and Stay Married

Parko: How to Surf your Whole Honeymoon and Stay Married

Next: "The dog ate my homework" and other epic excuses.

14 Dec 2018
Recent

REVIEW: Oceans of Inspiration

Two new books show how an ocean-based life can have far reaching impacts.

1 14 Dec 2018
"They Thought We Were Crazy"

"They Thought We Were Crazy"

12 Dec 2018
Watch: A Stunning Film on a Photographer

Watch: A Stunning Film on a Photographer

11 Dec 2018
All you Need to Know About Burleigh Single Fin

All you Need to Know About Burleigh Single Fin

10 Dec 2018
Watch: An Autumn Swell To Remember At Nazaré

Watch: An Autumn Swell To Remember At Nazaré

10 Dec 2018
Latest News

REVIEW: Oceans of Inspiration

Two new books show how an ocean-based life can have far reaching impacts.

"They Thought We Were Crazy"

RIP Scott Dillon, first of the wild boys.

Watch: A Stunning Film on a Photographer

Trent Mitchell has the lens turned in his direction for a change.

All you Need to Know About Burleigh Single Fin

"Possibly the toughest field ever!"

Watch: An Autumn Swell To Remember At Nazaré

Two huge and perfect swells ushered in the beginning of big-wave season at Nazaré and the surfers put on an epic show that we won't be forgetting in a hurry.

Popular This Week

NICK CARROLL: The Next RSL

Sign of the times! Boardriders’ clubs have... clubs!

The World Title Showdown Is Here! A Fight and Suspension on the North Shore, and Chippa Rules Soft Tops

This Week In Surfing: Ten Things From Surfing & The Internet On The Week That Was December 14, 2018

The QS Is Really Bad but Could Be Really Good, Plus Harry Bryant Rules and Is This the Wave of the Winter?

This Week In Surfing: Ten Things From Surfing & The Internet On The Week That Was December 7, 2018

Go to Top