Sunday, March 9, 2008

Monday’s Surf – More of the same…

Well the swell over the weekend wasn’t really that much to get excited about…the energy was definitely in the water but the tide, (and the consistent onshore winds that blew all afternoon once the tide finally dropped), continued to hamper shape and conditions.

Monday will be pretty similar to what we saw over the weekend. It will be surfable, particularly through the dawn patrol, but the building tide and increasing onshore winds will screw it up from mid-morning through sundown.

In the water we will have a mix of WNW and S-SW energy…some of which will be leftovers from the weekend and some new energy moving from both the NPAC and the SPAC. Wave heights will hold in the waist-chest high range for most spots while the standout combo breaks, mostly in San Diego and parts of OC, will have some chest-shoulder high sets…with a couple of bigger waves showing on the lower tides.

Winds will be light/variable in the morning but expect building onshore N-NW winds 10-15 knots through the afternoon.

I think the dawn patrol will be your best bet for finding surf on Monday. The tide will be low enough right as the sun comes up and the winds should be light as well. I would expect a bunch of soft crossed-up peaks with softer shoulders. Look for the best surf at the standout combo beach breaks that have enough sand that they are working on the higher tides.

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