Sunday, October 19, 2008

Monday’s Surf – A little more SW swell and some more wind

Monday will be surfable but overall it is not looking all that great.

We are going to have a mix of SW swell (210-220), which started filling in late on Sunday, and local WNW windswell.

Most spots with exposure to either the SW’er or the WNW windswell will hold around waist high with some chest high sets.

Standout areas, mostly in San Diego and South Orange County, will be in the chest-shoulder high range on inconsistent sets.

Winds are looking like the will be most of the problem. We see a light/moderate onshore WNW breeze through the morning that will strengthen during the afternoon. Looks like it will be generally under 5-knots in the morning but it is hard to tell how much it is going to lay down tonight. If it sort-of cleans up over the next few hours we will likely have a semi-clean dawn patrol…if it doesn’t it will mean some morning sickness for the more exposed breaks. Here is a shot of the COAMPS forecast.

Like I said in the first part of the post. I am not really stoked on the surf tomorrow…the SW’er is pretty west, which means that it passed through the SPAC islands to get here and got a lot of the consistency chewed out of it. It also means that many areas North of San Diego are going to be shadowed by our nearshore islands which means even less waves. Add it the fact that wind is trying to junk it up and you have a good reason to take it easy in the morning, and probably just stick with doing your work/chores/sleeping/xbox that you normally have planned for Mondays.

Tides For Monday (like we will really need them)

04:06AM 3.5' High
07:18AM 3.2' Low
01:41PM 5.3' High
09:57PM 0.0' Low

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