Thursday, August 21, 2008

Friday’s Surf – A little more energy

Friday will be more of a surf day as we see a slight increase in both S-SW and WNW energy.

The new WNW’er is actually showing pretty good up along North and Central California (a fat lot of good that is doing for us)…but some of it is leaking around Point Conception this afternoon. It looks like this energy will hold overnight into Friday and mix with a slight increase in the S-SW energy that has been leaking out of the South Pacific.

Here is the CDIP model from this afternoon…I expect it to be pretty similar tomorrow morning.

Overall most spots will be around waist high…a little inconsistent on sets but fun when they come through. The top NW facing breaks and the better SW facing combo spots will be in the waist-chest high range with the potential for a couple of chest high+ sets on the right tides.

Winds will be on the light side again…mostly light and variable to light S-SW through the morning and then W winds around 10-12 knots by the afternoon, but stronger up at spots North of LA.

I am still not super excited about the surf tomorrow…it will be rideable, but sort of inconsistent and soft even on the sets. If you have the right equipment and the right attitude you can still probably have some fun, but don’t expect any sort of critical sections. Since we have a mix of swells you won’t need to hunt around a ton…likely you will be able to find a halfway decent wave at any of your local spots that have open WNW or SW swell windows.

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