Monday, September 15, 2008

Tuesday's Surf - a little more swell

Tuesday will be a surf day...nothing exciting sizewise but it will be rideable particularly during the lower tides.

We will have a mix of fading SSW swell from the weekend, a new (but small) pulse of SW energy (195-205), and some local NW windswell.

Most spots will continue to hold around waist high, with the average S-facing breaks hitting chest high+ on inconsistent sets.
Standout S-facing breaks, particularly the good SW facing surf spots in South Orange County and North San Diego, will have waist-shoulder high surf with an inconsistent bigger set sneaking through at times. The bigger waves will be pretty sparse in the morning...but consistency should improve by the afternoon as the new swell fills in more.

Winds should be decent in the morning...mostly light and variable early on...then onshore out of the WNW around 10-15 knots by the afternoon.

Overall I expect Tuesday to be on the slow side...there will be surf...but the wait between waves and the higher tides will keep it sort of fair, rather than fun. I think the small wave gear will probably be the best call, that way you can make the most of the in-betweener sets, and not just sit around shooting the shitola. I would probably try and get on it early before the higher tide shuts it down...plan on surfing around the higher tides if you can.

Here are the tides for Tuesday.

04:05AM 0.5' Low
10:08AM 5.6' High
04:35PM 0.4' Low
10:32PM 4.8' High

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