East Coast Swell Alert: Wednesday, 16 August 2017

16 Aug 2017 1

Ben Macartney

Chief Surf Forecaster

Swell Alert issued by Ben Macartney 12 Noon Wednesday 16th August 2017.

Just when it started to look like spring had arrived early, winter looks like making a big comeback this weekend.  To date we haven’t seen much in the way of classic winter southerly storm-swells this season, so it’s fair to say we’re probably overdue. If latest model runs prove accurate, a late resurgence in the Southern Ocean storm-track will drive a large, stormy S swell-event to unruly levels; big enough to send most of us scurrying for the shelter of a southern corner, while rendering conditions untenable across the majority of exposed open breaks. The good news is conditions are set to improve as the tail end of this event settles to more manageable levels early next week- and with any luck this will coincide with brand new sand-banks, making for great surf state-wide.

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