SURF ALERT: Get the outlook before heading to the beach
The week has been beautiful but well short of hoped-for waves.
To be sure, there have been some long distance lines sneaking through but it seemed very tidal.
The next rise should be this weekend as a low pressure down south pushes swell up the coast.
Early in the weekend, not so much up here, but later and into next week? Probably.
Agnes Water to Coolangatta
Crisp SW winds will blow early keeping things flat and clean.
These winds will turn S to SE to less than 10 knots by afternoon.
No rain in sight or in forecast.
A great day, but not much of a surf day.
A few clouds will slip into our region but the winds will still be offshore early, if lighter.
The very south swell may start to infiltrate the most exposed spots by late arvy, but don't expect more than a metre, if that.
Gold Coast surfers will probably pick up some waves early in the day and find it building later.
There's a remote chance of some light rain, 10%, but nothing serious.
Should be waves on Monday in a few exposed spots.
Tweed Heads to Coolangatta
Byron surfers ar going to find a cold morning with fresh southerly winds.
The surf will be rising through the day to, maybe, 1.5 metres or more and with easing winds in the arvy, good waves will be around.
Coffs surfers wil find fresh SW winds early but they'll back off through the day.
Surf down south will be 1.5 metres, likely more.
Fresh southerly winds will have been blowing all night.
Byron crew will wake up to offshore breezes early, but that'll drop to 10 knots quickly, and there will be an increase in swell to 1.5 metres+.
(Coffs likely bigger-Byron rising).
Experienced surfers should find great winter waves in many places along the coast.
Look for 1.5 to 2 metres+.
Watch those currents though. They'll be increasing too.
A nice winter weekend coming but wave-wise, later will be better for the Sunshine Coast.
* This forecast is prepared the previous Thursday in order to meet the Daily's deadlines. As conditions may change, it is recommended you take a good look before ever entering a surf zone.