Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Surf on Wednesday – F_@k wallstreet I am going surfing

Wednesday is looking like another surf day…we will have a little more swell and I think that the exposed combo beach breaks should be pretty through the morning.

We are going to have a mix of SSW swells on Wednesday…one fading and a new more southerly one filling in…both of which will be mixing with some increasing NW windswell.

Average spots with S exposure will be in the waist-chest high range…with a few shoulder high sets sneaking through on the lower tides.

The top spots, meaning the well exposed S-facing breaks…mostly in OC and SD, will be chest-shoulder high on most of the waves. The bigger sets should be topping out around head high or so.

Winds are expected to be light in the morning…mostly light and variable but we may see some S-SW texture for the SD and OC areas (sort of depends on how much the eddy sets up tonight). Afternoon winds pick up out of the W around 10-15 knots.

I think with the windswell helping to combo up the SSW swell that the beach breaks will be a decent call tomorrow morning, particularly if the winds stay light. The points and reefs will still be fun as well but they may not connect as far as they would on a pure S-SW swell. Midmorning will probably be the most fun…but you are going to want to get on it before the 5.8’ high tide swamps things out around 10:45am.

Here are the tides for Wednesday

04:32AM 1.0' Low
10:37AM 5.8' High
05:22PM 0.3' Low
11:20PM 4.3' High


Anonymous said...

Great info on this blog...Always hoping you will include some info on N. LA County for my daily drive to the Nard. Should I go with your comments for OC and shave off a foot?

Adam Wright said...

Yeah...that is always a good call.

Generally when I am referring to "average" S-facing spots...I am actually talking about a lot of those N. LA county breaks.

Don't get me wrong, a few of them are great waves, but they are sort of hidden behind all of the nearshore islands so they aren't as exposed to the southern hemi swells the same way that the OC and North SD are.

Anonymous said...

anon, you should probably just go to the beach and surf.