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Forecaster Blog: Climate Models Tipping Towards a Stronger la NIñA

Forecaster Blog: Climate Models Tipping Towards a Stronger la NIñA

The 2020 La Niña continues to gather momentum: What will the surf be like this November and December?

2 15 Oct 2020
Forecaster Blog: La Niña conditions are here, what does it mean for Surf?

Forecaster Blog: La Niña conditions are here, what does it mean for Surf?

La Nina conditions continue to develop. Will the surf pump?

8 24 Sep 2020
Forecaster Blog: Tasman Low Hammers the East Coast All Week

Forecaster Blog: Tasman Low Hammers the East Coast All Week

A deep low is dropping anchor over the central Tasman Sea..

14 Jul 2020
Forecaster Blog: Deep East Coast Low Wreaks Havoc Next Week

Forecaster Blog: Deep East Coast Low Wreaks Havoc Next Week

An impending East Coast Low looms large for the NSW coast next week.

9 Jul 2020
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
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8 24 Sep 2020
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