Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Quick Heads Up - Some better waves coming

So I was looking at a few of the charts a little closer today and after getting some better data over the last couple of days I think that we could have a fun run of waves coming through in a few days.

It isn't really going to be big enough to get super fired up about but it will be better than the dribble that we have powered through over the last several days.

This is the storm that I was looking at in particular...it pushed through our swell window fairly fast so it didn't throw up any "hey look at this" sort of flags, but after seeing some altimeter and wave-model data it looks like it kicked out a playful size shoulder-head high swell for the standout spots in SoCal.

Check out these QUIKscat readings

Like I said nothing really that exciting but better than we currently have.

I am looking for some of the smaller lead elements of this S-SW swell (185-205) to start pushing in on the Friday (9/26) with the peak of the swell arriving on Saturday and Sunday (9/27-9/28).

Sizewise look for surf in the waist-shoulder high range at the average S facing breaks. Standout spots in Orange County and San Diego will be more in the chest-shoulder high+ range with some inconsistent head high sets as the swell peaks.

Winds and tides look decent for the weekend...and we may even see enough background WNW energy and local windswell to help break up the Southern Hemi at the more open combo breaks.

All-in-all we could have a few surfable mornings on tap as we head into the end of the week and the weekend. Make sure to check the blog for more details as we get closer to the end of the week.

1 comment:

er said...

Thanks for the update Adam!