Friday, November 14, 2008

Waves for the Weekend - Some surf with a cruel tide

Saturday and Sunday will both be surf days. The tide is going to suck at times but if you be a bit flexible there will be some fun surf windows. Watch out for the Swamp Thing!

It won't be huge either day but there will be a fairly consistent mix of overlapping WNW energy (280-300) that starts arriving on Saturday and peaks into Sunday (holding into Monday). At the same time we will have some smaller S-SW swells (190-210) that will continue to push in through the background.

Saturday we can expect most exposed spots to hold in the waist-chest high range with some chest high+ sets on the lower tides. The standout spots will be in the chest-shoulder high range with a few bigger waves coming through at the top spots in San Diego.

Sunday the new WNW'er will fill in a bit more. Most exposed WNW spots will move into the chest-shoulder high range...again you will have to work around the tides. The standouts spots will be in the chest-head high range while the top winter spots will have some head high+ sets.

Check out Friday's CDIP...expect this with a little "more" WNW over the weekend.

Weather is looking good through the weekend...even warm once the sun is up. Winds will be light to moderately offshore through the morning and will be light/variable to light offshore for the afternoons. A few areas, particularly around Ventura, North LA, North SD, and Baja Norte (areas with high passes and canyons) will have moderate to strong offshore flow at times.

Here are the tides for Saturday and Sunday

03:10AM LST 2.3' Sort of Normal
09:25AM LST 6.7' Swamp Thing
05:06PM LST -1.2' Where did the water go
11:46PM LST 3.6' Survivable

04:00AM LST 2.5' Sort of Normal
10:16AM LST 6.3' Swamp Thing
06:05PM LST -0.9' Ankle Snapper

Have a great one!


Surfy Surfy! said...

Swamp Thing vs Man Thing. Discuss.

Adam Wright said...

I think I actually prefer the man-thing...he is more elemental, can't talk, and just sort of shambles along kicking ass.

Swamp-Thing is more of a vegetable in man shape with a bunch of wussy feelings and things that get in the way. Though the old swamp thing movies were pretty damn sweet.

I am sure they have had the things fight...comics love the crossover.

Yeah my inner nerd surfaces more than it is healthy.

Surfy Surfy! said...

Whatever knows fear, burns at the touch of the Man-Thing!