Friday, August 22, 2008

Waves for the weekend – Not a lot of changes

There will be some rideable waves this weekend but overall it is not going to be very exciting.

Both Saturday and Sunday will see a mix of low-grade S-SW pulses, some local windswell, and some background WNW energy.

Most spots will be around knee-waist high. A few of the standout SW facing breaks and good combo spots will have some inconsistent chest high-chest high+ sets that sneak through on occasion but expect long waits between bigger waves.

Winds will generally be OK as well. There will be some slight eddy circulation at times particularly through San Diego and Orange County during the mornings. Most beaches will have light/variable winds but OC and SD may have a touch of S-SW texture at times. All spots will have W winds around 10-15 knots by the afternoon.

It is basically boring summertime surf this weekend. Lots of gutless, mushy, mini-waves with an occasional set slipping through at the top spots. San Diego combo spots should be the biggest this weekend but “big” is sort of a relative term…it won’t be worth driving very far for any of the surf and it really won’t be worth jumping county lines (unless you folks in Santa Barbara just can’t stand another weekend of summertime flatness).

Oh yeah make sure to check out the long-range outlook that I just posted. Here is the link if you are to lazy to look for it.

Click here for the Extended Range Forecast

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