Friday, December 26, 2008

Waves for the Weekend – Fading but cleaner

Looks like we could have some rideable waves this weekend…not great by any means but at least rideable with halfway decent weather.

Surfwise we are going to see some quickly dropping WNW windswell leftover from that latest storm. It will be biggest on Saturday and drop pretty fast into Sunday. There will also be some minor background swells from both the WNW and the SSW…but other than showing some energy on the buoys they aren’t going to amount to much surfwise. Check out the CDIP forecast…don’t be fooled by the wave height spectrum though…I think we are going to be hard pressed to find surf over chest high in most areas.

Wave heights on Saturday will be in the waist-chest high range for most W facing beaches. Standouts in San Diego, Ventura, and the South Bay will be around shoulder high…maybe shoulder high+ early on Saturday. Size and consistency are going to fade pretty fast so by Sunday it looks like a lot of spots drop to about knee-waist high and even the top breaks are going to be around chest high on the sets.

Weather looks good for both days…mostly light and variable to light offshore in the mornings and light to moderate NW winds 10-12 knots moving in through the afternoons. Mostly sunny skies for a change as well.

Like I said it isn’t going to be great…but if you have been jonesing and just can’t wait for the water to get a bit cleaner then you will be able to ride some waves over the weekend. Probably since a bunch of you got new boards you should paddle out just to break the new board curse and let us get back to some real surfboard riding. Keep an eye on the tides too…it looks like there will be some pretty high ones in the mornings that could keep things on the slow side. Personally I don’t feel like freezing my ‘nads off…I think I might see if I can beat my bowling record on my new Wii!

Here are the tides….

02:01AM LST 2.4 L
08:09AM LST 5.8 H
03:44PM LST -0.7 L
10:14PM LST 3.5 H

02:34AM LST 2.4 L
08:41AM LST 5.8 H
04:15PM LST -0.7 L
10:45PM LST 3.5 H

Hope you guys had a good holiday! Have a good weekend.


Surfsister said...

I'm not jonesing so much that I'm willing to sit in the dirty, cold swamp water looking for waves. I'll stay in the pool for now. The water should be clean by early next week. I can wait a little longer.

I got a new board for Christmas. Alas, it's down in S.D. so I don't get to try it for awhile. Have a good new year, Adam!

Anonymous said...

it's been so long since I've had quality surf, I fell existentially challenged rigt.

DHC said...

Since I'm bored and can't surf, I'm gonna vent:

Pro-surfers suck! Why? Because they are spoiled with waves. They are also self-centered and self-absorbed. They don't have any practical skills as far as fixing repairs in a house. In their self-absortion they forget about Grandma and her needs, choosing to fly around the world in search of swells and perfect waves. And they get them. They always get them. Meanwhile, all us hard-working surfers who just want to score some halfway decent waves, have to have our fun according to the fickleness of mother nature, make house repairs, take care of aging Grandma, and live a sacrificial life most all of the time. And probably the sadest thing of all is that I envy the shit out of the pro-surfers. I love them and I hate them. I see them leading the dream life in the mags and it keeps me stoked in some weird passive-agressive way. Like the hot women on TV that make all the not-so-hot women watching TV feel bad, that is how I look at pro-surfers. Bastards! Yet, idols. Guess I'm just pissed right now cuz I'm stuck in waveless San Diego and some smuck with endless sponsers is scoring perfect waves in paradise RIGHT NOW! So, rock on Slater, Irons, Gilmore and company. I will always look up to you, envy you, idolize you. I wish I had your life. But I have to be responsible and make ends meet, all the while striving to catch some waves when I can. I love you and I hate you, and I always will.