The swell has been massive(up to 11 metres) over the last few days and it is still fairly big, up to 6 metres today on the wave rider buoy. Looks like the swell should drop over the next few days but will still be around 2.5 - 3 metres on Saturday so use caution if you are planning to head out over the weekend. Such big seas will have stirred up alot of sand and dirtied the water a bit particularly around the walls which will probably take a few days to settle. Weed can also be a problem after such big seas. On the fishing side, you'll probably see a few offshore species such as snapper in the seaway, plus the big seas might have convinced a few schools of tailor and salmon to come into the broadwater. I won't be able to get out there until the weekend so let us know how it looks if you get out there before then.
It’s pretty crazy. I live just off the broadwater near the Runaway Bay shopping center. The sound of the surf all the way the other side of South Straddie is phenomenal.
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Thanks for the info Craig. It will be interesting to keep up to date over the next few days and/or weekend, as I have an overnighter planned for the next new moon, possibly Mon, Tues, Wed, or even Thurs. I’m on annual leave so I’ll be watching the swell, and the weather for the pick of the days. It might look Ok weather-wise at this stage, however, my fingers are crossed. Jase