Swell Alert: Humungous South Swell to Break The Wave Drought On the East Coast

16 Aug 2018 0 Share

Ben Macartney

Chief Surf Forecaster

Issued Thursday, August 16, 2018

Following an extended run of small-scale southerly swell that’s left all but the most south-facing breaks largely bereft of surf this month, we finally have a major swell-event in sight for the NSW coast. At long last, an eastward shift in the long-wave trough is bringing a deep low-pressure system to the southern Tasman Sea – and it’s now increasingly likely this system will transform the current, scarce wave-environment to one of very large and energetic southerly swell space of 24 hours.

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