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TRAVEL – Wave Watch

| posted on July 22, 2010

Contributed by Dr. Geoff

Basic Statistics:
Average Wave Heights: 3′
Maximum Wave Height:10′+
Average water temp: 16C
Average Air Temp: 13.5C
Prevailing Winds: West – Southwest.

Significant Swells:
In the month of July there were 5 solid swells.
1.Southeast swell from July 1st through the 4th. It peaked on July 1st at about 10′ at exposed breaks.
2. Southeast swell from July 7th through the 9th. The swell peaked on July 8th and ran at about 6′ for three days.
3. Southeast swell from July 10th through the 14th. It peaked at 6′ and ran solid for four straight days.
4. Southeast to East swell from July 21st through the 24th. The swell peaked on July 21st at a fun 6′.
5. Southeast to East swell July 25th through the 31st. It peaked on July 25th and showed good 6′ surf at exposed breaks.

Significant Storms:
Nil for this month but good low pressure cells, in the right spot produced plenty of swell action. South Tasman Sea low pressure cells are now in the wave window for Southeast swells. Basically as soon as a low cell or front passes up comes the swell. Also this month the lows have moved along the coast to provide a fair bit of East swell as well.

Best Spots:
Merewether, Bombie, Pogo’s, Newcastle Reefs, Flat Rock/Cowrie, Bar Reef/ Beach (on small days was picking up all the swell), Swan Sea Reefs.

Worst Spots:
Burwood Beach area.

Warnings:
None apart from big surf.

Outlook:
Next month will continue with big Southeast swells as well as some East swells.