East Coast Swell Alert: Tropical Cyclone Gita

16 Feb 2018 5 Share

Ben Macartney

Chief Surf Forecaster

Issued by Ben Macartney on Friday, 16 February 2018

Well, talk about the 11th hour, but here we go folks. The first major cyclone swell-event since 2016 is now well underway across the East Coast. Friday morning saw a building trend in long-range easterly groundswell setting in as the leading edge of a first, long-period pulse originating from the early stages of Tropical Cyclone Gita’s (TC Gita) lifecycle began filling in across the region. This marks the beginning of a steady building trend that’s likely to culminate in large to extra-large surf across the entire Eastern Seaboard over the weekend and early next week.

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