Monday, August 4, 2008

Tuesday's Surf - Holding Pattern

Tuesday will be another borderline surf day...it will be rideable but will suffer under the tide swing and inconsistency of the SSW swell.

In the water we will have a mix of SSW swell (190-210) and some local WNW windswell. The SSW'er will actually have a little more energy than Monday as well as a slightly more southerly direction than it originally started at...so I expect a few more sets showing in more areas than it did on Monday.

On average the S exposed spots will be in the knee-waist high+ range with a few rare chest high sets sneaking through on the morning tide push.

Standout S facing surf breaks and the good combo spots, mostly through Orange County and the San Diego summer surf spots, will see waves in the waist-chest high range with some inconsistent shoulder high sets slipping through at times.

Personally, with the low tide hitting right around 6:30-7am I would try and get to the beach around that time...it may be a little drained out to start but the building tide should help the swell consistency and size for the first hour or so. I think that the combo beach breaks will be the most fun shapewise...but the points and reefs should be playful as well (as long as you don't mind the ankle-breaker water depths). Look for the biggest size in the OC and SD areas...but don't drive very far to surf there if you can help it...I don't think the swell is really worth wasting a bunch of gas.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

IOW, live in HB/NB during the summer so that you can surf everyday. Once winter kicks in, live in the S Bay - El Porto rarely gets under w-s Nov-Apr.

theROOSTER said...

how's it look for an evening session Tuesday 8-5-08? think it will fill in a little more than the a.m.? (HB-pier/cliffs)