Thursday, July 24, 2008

Friday's Surf - A little dolphin Love

Friday will be another surf day...it won't be as big at the S facing spots as it has been over the last couple of days but I think it will be a bit more playful.

We are going to see a mix of fading S-SE tropical swell, slowly dropping SW energy, and building local NW windswell.

The average spots with some exposure to the swell mix will have waist-chest high surf with some shoulder high sets on the morning tide push.

Standout S facing spots, and the good combo breaks, will be in the chest-shoulder high range with some head high sets mixing in at times...I think the tide push will be particularly fun before too much water gets on top of things.

Winds will be very similar to the last couple of days with light/variable and clean conditions early. Afternoon winds build onshore around the 10-12+ knot range with some gusts around 15 knots at the more exposed breaks.

S-facing breaks will again be the best bet on Friday...but I think that thanks to the increasing windswell we are going to see a few more corners start to creep into the beach breaks...so while shape will still be best at the points/reefs, the beach breaks should improve and help to bleed off some of the crowd. I would plan on hitting it in the morning for the cleanest shape...but you may see better surfing around midmorning as the tide starts to shift around.

On another random session note...I seem to be having some issues with surfing this week. First off I get sick of going left all the freaking time during the summer...so I sit around doing voodoo dances trying to get some windswell to break it up, which so far has been failing miserably during this last set of swells. Second I try and roast myself by wearing a retarded amount of rubber into near 70 degree water. Now today to add insult to injury, during the lunch session, I basically get molested by a family of dolphins. I have to say that nothing makes you feel lamer than to get humped by dolphins. (really though I didn't actually get humped but I could totally tell that one wanted to...the freak.). I may just shoot photos tomorrow.

What part of "no" don't you understand Flipper! (I think this is the one that almost got me)



10 comments:

Whiffleboy said...

Sick of going left? This is foreign to me.

er said...

Did you really get nubbed in the butt by Team Flipper?!?!

Anonymous said...

Hit the Bu!
Cocontz!

Anonymous said...

yeah who gets sick of going left.... i love south swells and i love newport...

Adam Wright said...

Regular footers get sick of going left. Give me a big W swell any day.

Maybe we can compromise on a peaky hollow combo swell. :)

And my man-on-dolphin (and dolphin-on-man) virtue is still intact.

deckmanx said...

Last week was a bad week for me. I broke my board, caught a board to the mouth, and my new board got delayed 2 weeks. Not so happy.

Yong Jung Shin said...

hahah some good old laugh while seeing the forecast. love this site.

Anonymous said...

Everyone who trunked it yesterday am froze their asses off. LOL

Don't all beachbreaks predominantly break left in both winter & summer? Oxnard, S Bay, HB, Blacks. There's a right off the Pier, but the left always seems faster, longer & better.

Anonymous said...

LOL on the dolphins.... I'm totally paranoid about bumping up with one, and accidently touching it in the "wrong place" that they warn you about at parks, etc..

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