East Coast Swell Alert: Tropical Cyclone Gita

16 Feb 2018 5 Share

Ben Macartney

Chief Surf Forecaster

Issued by Ben Macartney on Friday, 16 February 2018

Well, talk about the 11th hour, but here we go folks. The first major cyclone swell-event since 2016 is now well underway across the East Coast. Friday morning saw a building trend in long-range easterly groundswell setting in as the leading edge of a first, long-period pulse originating from the early stages of Tropical Cyclone Gita’s (TC Gita) lifecycle began filling in across the region. This marks the beginning of a steady building trend that’s likely to culminate in large to extra-large surf across the entire Eastern Seaboard over the weekend and early next week.

CoastalWatch Plus

View the full Article

Tags: Swell alert , Ben Macartney , Tropical Cyclone Gita (create Alert from these tags)

blog comments powered by Disqus
More From SWELL ALERT
SWELL ALERT: Huge South Swell Looms for the Entire East Coast

SWELL ALERT: Huge South Swell Looms for the Entire East Coast

A final, humungous South swell for the 2019 winter is brewing for the East Coast.

9 20 Aug 2019
Swell Alert: Victoria's Surf Coast Is About to Light Up.

Swell Alert: Victoria's Surf Coast Is About to Light Up.

Victoria is about to light up under a heavy SW groundswell and icy offshore winds.

2 28 May 2019
Swell Alert: Victoria is on the cusp of a heavy spike in WSW groundswell

Swell Alert: Victoria is on the cusp of a heavy spike in WSW groundswell

Victoria is on the cusp of a major increase in WSW groundswell.

25 Mar 2019
Recent

The O'RIGINALS, Beau Cram – Chippie and Surfer

His J-Bay lines are serious fun.

17 Sep 2019
Perfect Point Barrels and Punchy Beachies – Creed and Crew Shred Fun Northern NSW

Perfect Point Barrels and Punchy Beachies – Creed and Crew Shred Fun Northern NSW

12 Sep 2019
Nick Carroll: A Shot in the Arm for the QS

Nick Carroll: A Shot in the Arm for the QS

3 10 Sep 2019
Nias: "It Is a Complete Disaster"

Nias: "It Is a Complete Disaster"

16 22 Aug 2019
Vale Damien Lovelock

Vale Damien Lovelock

6 22 Aug 2019
Latest News

The O'RIGINALS, Beau Cram – Chippie and Surfer

His J-Bay lines are serious fun.

Nick Carroll: A Shot in the Arm for the QS

Everyone’s a winner with the Challenger Series!!

Nias: "It Is a Complete Disaster"

Construction continues at Lagundri Bay; local surfers up in arms

Vale Damien Lovelock

Paddle Out – Saturday August 24 from 2pm, Newport Surf Club

Popular This Week

Mini-Margo Ripping to Tool! the New QS, & Longboarders Take on the Kelly Pool

This Week in Surfing: Ten Things from Surfing & the Internet on the Week That Was September 13, 2019

Weekend Surf Forecast 13 - 15 September, 2019

The weekend is just around the corner.

9 Surf Trips for your Honeymoon

Dreamy getaways for loved-up surfers

Go to Top