Race Director weather report

The forecast for the Rottnest Channel Swim on Saturday 25 February is looking like:

Some overnight swell (1.5m) which is easing throughout the day to a low of 1.2m on the swim course around midday.

Fresh morning easterly winds with expected 16 knots at the start of the swim. Winds are expected to ease throughout the morning as they slowly start to swing from the south around midday (8 knots). From the early afternoon onwards, winds are expected to increase and tend from the southwest, reaching 16 knots by 5pm.

South-to-north surface currents are expected so please plot your route using the Rottnest Channel Swim Route Optimisation Tool.

23 Feb 2023 – 11:30am