Av­er­age mix of swell fore­cast for Tweed surf this week­end

Tweed Daily News - - SPORT - WAVE SCENE

LIGHT winds on the Mid North Coast this week­end are ex­pected to bring a mix of swells across Satur­day and Sun­day.

Swell­nete.com fore­caster Ben Mat­son said surfers can ex­pect small clean waves along the bor­der to­day and to­mor­row.

“We’re still look­ing at mod­er­ate to fresh south-east winds north of the bor­der, but there’s a greater chance for a slightly longer pe­riod of early south-west winds, with a little more coastal cov­er­age,” Mr Mat­son said on Swell­net.com.

“Though not all lo­ca­tions will see these winds, mainly the southern Gold Coast.”

Mr Mas­ton said a southerly groundswell is ex­pected to build across North­ern NSW dur­ing Satur­day.

“I have marginally in­creased my size fore­cast for Satur­day with south-fac­ing beaches south of By­ron likely to pick up any­where be­tween 3-5ft sets af­ter lunch,” Mr Mat­son said.

“It’ll be smaller in the morn­ing, and beaches not open to the south will also be much smaller as the swell builds into the af­ter­noon (but) ex­pect a mid-late af­ter­noon ar­rival in the Far North.

“Also in the mix over the week­end will be a small in­crease in av­er­age south south-east swell, orig­i­nat­ing from a small low form­ing along the trough line in the North­ern Tas­man Sea on Thurs­day and Fri­day.

“Un­for­tu­nately, this fetch will be poorly aligned, will track east south-east away from us and wind speeds won’t be ter­ri­bly strong, but the process will ac­ti­vate a sec­ondary south south-east fetch off the west coast of New Zealand’s North Is­land and this will pro­vide some use­ful trade-like swell in the 2-3ft range at most open beaches.”

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