Sunday, November 16, 2008

Monday’s Surf – Now with extra ash!

Monday is going to be a surf day. We are going to have a fun swell mix and decent conditions. The tides are still going to be an issue but we are starting to see a little bit more of a window on either side of the peak of the high tide.

We are going to have a mix of WNW swell (280-300) and some background SW swell (200-220). Check out the harvest buoy from Sunday night…still plenty of WNW energy showing.

Sizewise we can expect most spots to hold around waist-chest high with some rare shoulder high sets on the lower tides. The standout breaks, mostly in San Diego, will have surf running in the shoulder-head high range on the bigger sets. Again it will be tide sensitive…so the peaking high tide will shut down a lot of spots.

Weather is looking good…the mostly light Santa Ana flow will continue to send in light/moderate offshore winds through the morning and just some light/variable winds through the afternoons. There may be some pockets of texture but we should have a good shot at another afternoon session (got to love fall).

I think that San Diego is going to be your best bet if you are looking for consistency and size…though the South Bay and Ventura should be decent backups as well. If you have time to kill it may be worth driving, nothing super special, but fun and with the weather you can’t go that wrong. Personally, since I am chained to computer (a old Commodore 64 not some fancy laptop), I am going to stick close to home and see if I can pick off a few combo peaks at the local beach breaks.

Here are the tides

01:00AM LST 3.6’ High
05:06AM LST 2.8’ Low
11:15AM LST 5.8’ High
07:10PM LST -0.5’ Low

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