BIG WAVE riders enter the huge southerly swell off the point at Lennox Head yesterday. More of the same is forecast this weekend.
BIG WAVE riders enter the huge southerly swell off the point at Lennox Head yesterday. More of the same is forecast this weekend. Jay Cronan

Surfers rejoice in monster swell

HUEY is dishing up some mad weather and monster swell right now.

A powerful east coast low, just offshore from Sydney and nearly stationary, is dropping in central pressure. This means a lot of onshore wind.

As a result, massive waves are battering the coast.

The huge swell is currently moving up the coast from a south-easterly direction and is showing some size on the exposed points.

Agnes Water to Coolangatta - Saturday: Great weather with stiff offshores forecast to last all day.

The big swell should showing. Surf around the 1.5m to 2m range would not surprise but it could be larger. Much larger.

Be aware of this and have a good look before you decide to have a go. The open beaches will be windy and rough. No good. Watch for rips everywhere.

Sunday: More of the same. Fresh offshores all day and good point surf are expected. The beaches may have some good waves as the winds should be lighter, but expect rips and currents.

Tweed Heads to Coffs Harbour - Saturday: Howling S-SW winds persist as does the big swell.

Most places will be unrideable for all but the most experienced surfers, with skis, in the most protected corners. If you are unsure, don’t go out.

Wild sets, crazy rips and currents and too much wind.

Sunday: It’s possible that the surf may have settled a little overnight, but don’t bank on it being too user friendly.

Winds are still expected to be fresh and rips, currents, and sneak sets will continue to be a danger.

Experienced surfers might find a rideable wave in the few ultra-protected corners, but even then they will need to check it well.

Disclaimer: This forecast is prepared in order to satisfy newspaper production requirements. As conditions may change, it is always recommended that you take a good look before entering a surf zone.



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