Forecaster Blog
Forecaster Blog Updated: Tropical Cyclone Gretel Develops This Weekend

Forecaster Blog Updated: Tropical Cyclone Gretel Develops This Weekend

Tropical cyclone Gretel is about to form over the Coral Sea this weekend.

11 Mar 2020
Forecaster Blog: Potential Coral Sea Cyclone Hints at Large/ Heavy Easterly Swell Mid February

Forecaster Blog: Potential Coral Sea Cyclone Hints at Large/ Heavy Easterly Swell Mid February

Easterly swell goes from one level to the next into mid February.

4 6 Feb 2020
Forecaster Blog: Sustained NE windswell for the East Coast

Forecaster Blog: Sustained NE windswell for the East Coast

There's NE swell on tap across the NSW coast for the opening days of November.

30 Oct 2019
Forecaster Blog: A Large Easterly Groundswell is Taking Shape for the entire East Coast

Forecaster Blog: A Large Easterly Groundswell is Taking Shape for the entire East Coast

Epic winter conditions are on the horizon across the Eastern Seaboard.

8 24 Jun 2019
Forecaster Blog: Fun sized Easterly swell inbound across the NSW coast

Forecaster Blog: Fun sized Easterly swell inbound across the NSW coast

A new round of Easterly swell could see good to great conditions across the NSW coast next week.

14 Jun 2019
Forecaster Blog: Long Enduring Run of South swell Brewing for the East Coast

Forecaster Blog: Long Enduring Run of South swell Brewing for the East Coast

The Tasman Sea is about to return to life in a very energetic way.

1 29 May 2019
Forecaster Blog: Strengthening Tradewinds over the Southwest Pacific Sees New E Swell Inbound Next Week

Forecaster Blog: Strengthening Tradewinds over the Southwest Pacific Sees New E Swell Inbound Next Week

There's latent E swell potential brewing over the Southwest Pacific.

1 5 Feb 2019
Forecaster Blog: Large NE swell To Grace The NSW Coast And TC Owen To Follow

Forecaster Blog: Large NE swell To Grace The NSW Coast And TC Owen To Follow

Christmas comes early to the NSW coast this year.

2 11 Dec 2018
Forecaster Blog: NSW Coast Weather Bomb Holds Latent Surf Potential

Forecaster Blog: NSW Coast Weather Bomb Holds Latent Surf Potential

Where there's rain, there's swell. Sometimes.

27 Nov 2018
Forecaster Blog Updated: Large ENE Swell Kicks in This Weekend

Forecaster Blog Updated: Large ENE Swell Kicks in This Weekend

One swell follows another across the East Coast through mid October.

6 9 Oct 2018
Forecaster Blog: Winter Gloom transforms to Offshore Goodness across the NSW Coast

Forecaster Blog: Winter Gloom transforms to Offshore Goodness across the NSW Coast

There's some welcome respite in sight from the cold and wind across the NSW coast.

3 19 Jun 2018
Forecaster Blog: Wave Periods as Long As You Like along the East Coast

Forecaster Blog: Wave Periods as Long As You Like along the East Coast

A rare, high period S groundswell is brewing for the Eastern Seaboard.

3 16 May 2018
Forecaster Blog: Victoria’s Surf Coast Primed to Pump

Forecaster Blog: Victoria’s Surf Coast Primed to Pump

Victoria's Surf Coast is primed to turn it on throughout the middle of April.

3 12 Apr 2018
Forecaster Blog: SE swell will pump for days across the East Coast

Forecaster Blog: SE swell will pump for days across the East Coast

The recent run of classic autumn conditions continues along the East Coast this week.

9 Apr 2018
Forecaster Blog: Ex-Tropical Cyclone Iris and The Easter Long Weekend

Forecaster Blog: Ex-Tropical Cyclone Iris and The Easter Long Weekend

Who needs Easter eggs when you've got an ex tropical cyclone inbound?

3 27 Mar 2018
Forecaster Blog: Tropical Cyclone Marcus

Forecaster Blog: Tropical Cyclone Marcus

NNW cyclone-swells are as rare as hen's teeth across the West Coast - and TC Marcus looks like delivering one this weekend.

5 20 Mar 2018
Forecaster Blog: Here comes Tropical Cyclone 13P

Forecaster Blog: Here comes Tropical Cyclone 13P

Some call it a tropical low, others a tropical cyclone. Regardless of how you classify it, the swell is sure to follow.

10 13 Mar 2018
Forecaster Blog: Hello Tropical Cyclone Hola

Forecaster Blog: Hello Tropical Cyclone Hola

Well hello-allo, another cyclone swell is brewing.

6 8 Mar 2018
Forecaster Blog Updated: Tropical Cyclone Gita is Heading Our Way

Forecaster Blog Updated: Tropical Cyclone Gita is Heading Our Way

Hold onto your hats, severe TC Gita is headed our way.

16 9 Feb 2018
Forecaster Blog: Tropical Cyclone Fehi’s E swell Potential

Forecaster Blog: Tropical Cyclone Fehi’s E swell Potential

Tropical Cyclone Fehi has officially come and gone, but it's E swell potential is only just beginning.

3 29 Jan 2018
Forecaster Blog: Major E swell Brewing for Late January

Forecaster Blog: Major E swell Brewing for Late January

The waves are set to pick up in a big way along the Eastern Seaboard.

3 25 Jan 2018
Forecaster Blog Updated: Deep Tasman Low to break the East Coast Swell-Drought

Forecaster Blog Updated: Deep Tasman Low to break the East Coast Swell-Drought

A really, really big swell event is looking likely across the East Coast next week.

4 11 Jan 2018
Forecaster Blog: Tropical Cyclones Ava and Irving to Merge Over the Indian Ocean

Forecaster Blog: Tropical Cyclones Ava and Irving to Merge Over the Indian Ocean

A major storm is set to develop as two ex tropical cyclones merge over the southern Indian Ocean

5 9 Jan 2018
Forecaster Blog: Weekend NE swell Just the First of Two Large Pulses for the NSW coast

Forecaster Blog: Weekend NE swell Just the First of Two Large Pulses for the NSW coast

The first week of summer is set to pump along the NSW coast.

1 Dec 2017
Forecaster Blog: Solid NE swell looming for Newcastle, Sydney and the South Coast

Forecaster Blog: Solid NE swell looming for Newcastle, Sydney and the South Coast

Is the NSW coast about to light up under NE swell and offshore winds?

28 Nov 2017
Forecaster Blog Updated: E swell potential firms up for the East Coast

Forecaster Blog Updated: E swell potential firms up for the East Coast

Swell potential is ramping up for the East Coast early next week.

1 14 Nov 2017
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