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#246752 - 28/06/2004 15:23 Victorian Winter 2004
Alex Zadnik Offline
Weather Freak

Registered: 13/11/2001
Posts: 152
Loc: VIC
Howdy weatherzone surfers. With talk on the site of the strong westerlies at the moment it's probably high time to relate this to current surf in Victoria. yesterday I was down on the Mornington Peninsula and had the pleasure of scoring some solid waves as the wind tended northwesterly. This morning may have produced some excellent waves in a few spots given the strength of the offshore and size of thee swell. Check out today's portsea report and photo on surfshop.com.au.
There is talk of a bit of a monster swell coming this wednesday/thursday. I will check the charts and post soon on the prospects.
Alex

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#246753 - 28/06/2004 16:13 Re: Victorian Winter 2004
Alex Zadnik Offline
Weather Freak

Registered: 13/11/2001
Posts: 152
Loc: VIC
FNMOC wave watch III is showing 21-24ft swell heights coming through late Wednesday and continuing Thursday with a periond of 15 sec. I think is safe to suggest the Peninsula beaches will reach 12ft at least, while bells should get up to around 6ft-8ft. I'll make sure I take the camera as there is going to be some carnage!

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#246754 - 28/06/2004 22:38 Re: Victorian Winter 2004
pingtang Offline
Meteorological Motor Mouth

Registered: 18/11/2001
Posts: 5525
Loc: Nowra, NSW
G'day Alex.

Yeah its looking good down there.Vicco seems to be benefiting we'll this winter,with all these westerly/southwesterly swells.The weather patterns of late,have certainly produced some nice swell down that way.Unfortunatly these same weather patterns,produce flat conditions for NSW.
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#246755 - 04/07/2004 16:24 Re: Victorian Winter 2004
Alex Zadnik Offline
Weather Freak

Registered: 13/11/2001
Posts: 152
Loc: VIC
Howdy,
Just an update on the big swell this week. Thursday ended up being 8-10ft along the ocean beaches of the peninsula, with a strong NNW wind. I surfed flinders which was 4-6ft with one 8ft bomb. It was the biggest i've ever surfed it. There was a bombie breaking about 1km off the Nobbies(Phillip Island) that looked massive. the next day was even bigger with a few 12footers marching through. I surfed a reef break on the Peninsula and was lucky to come out alive after just getting through some pipeline type barrels with my duckdives. I'll post some video stills in the near future. saturday cranked with a N wind and dropping swell. I surfed 6 hours+ and was suprised I didn't not get hypothermia! It was still 8ft in the morning but dropped back to 3-4ft in the arvo. Heaps of barrels and no crowd. Winter rocks!
See ya.

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