East Coast VIC Surf Forecasts

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Ben Macartney

Ben Macartney 's Regional Outlook

Updated 29 Oct 2020 @ 9:32 PM (local)
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The surf heights forecasted for East Coast VIC

Please consider your local spots specific orientation to the coast and any local idiosyncrasies that may also effect the swell in relation to this regional forecast.

  • Swell analysis

    Short-Term Analysis (through Friday, 29 October) 

    Thursday marked the arrival of the leading edge of a long-range, high-period WSW groundswell, registering at long-peak intervals of 20 seconds on the Point Nepean buoy during the day, and leading in a gradual increase in sets during the afternoon.  These forerunners now look unlikely to have a notable impact on surfing conditions – at least until the bulk of groundswell fills in overnight.

    Friday: The bulk of a long-period WSW groundswell originating from deep in the southern Indian Ocean builds in, probably undersized early before kicking in throughout the day, with long waits for larger sets. That will lend the focus the more exposed, southwest facing beaches as easterly winds develop in the morning, freshening as yet another deep trough and low move over the southeast interior during the day. The low’s general eastward movement will cause winds to realign to the SE/ SSE and freshen as the day progresses, so it will be well worth making the most of the early easterlies while they last.

     

    Long-Term Analysis (Saturday 30 and beyond)

     

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