Swell Alert: East Coast Low Delivers Double Whammy

10 May 2018 8 Share

Ben Macartney

Chief Surf Forecaster

COASTALWATCH PLUS EXCLUSIVE | SWELL ALERT

Issued Thursday May 10, 2018

You could say the image below is a fair representation of what can happen when an East Coast Low drops off the NSW coast. Between the months of May and October it’s not unusual to see at least one – if not several deep East Coast Lows impacting our swell window; invariably wreaking havoc on the coastal fringes before turning big, stormy sea-states into gold as winds finally swing offshore. As far as the current, complex ECL taking shape goes, well, it’s probably not that guy – but that doesn’t mean there won’t be some big, powerful waves on tap as the system develops offshore this weekend.

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