Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Surf for Thursday – Fading but rideable

Expect mostly small surf on Thursday, while a few of the standouts in San Diego and Ventura are slightly less small.

We will have fading WNW swell (290+) and some background SW swell with a touch of local windswell. Most spots will be in the knee-waist high range. Standouts in the SD and VEN areas will have some chest high+ sets now and then.

We will be muscling through more morning high tides…they aren’t horrible but the lack of swell and the higher water will definitely slow things down in the morning.

Winds and weather look good again…mostly light and variable through the morning with moderate onshore flow through the afternoon…sort of your typical SoCal wind pattern.

Expect mellow surf and shape if you actually paddle out on Thursday. Aiming for a lower tide would be your best call, that (and heading to SD if you felt like driving for waist high+ surf…). Personally I am going to shine it on Thursday…maybe give it a quick check around lunch but I am not going to be holding my breath for anything spectacular. The rest of the day I am going to just sit and dream of the new SW swell hitting warm tropical beaches.

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