Thursday, January 22, 2009

Surf for Friday – A little more WNW swell with a little funk

Friday will be surfable but there will still be a little wind on it in places.

We are going to see mostly leftover WNW swell (280-300) in the morning with still enough size to have some fun at the better exposed breaks, if they can handle a higher tide. The lesser exposed spots may be a bit burgery so you might want to hold off until the tide drops. A new WNW swell (290-300) starts moving in later in the day, adding a little more punch and consistency at the top breaks in the afternoon, but really fills in more on Saturday.

Sizewise we can expect the average WNW facing breaks to be in the waist-chest high range tomorrow morning. (Small to almost shorebreak at tide sensitive spots). Top spots will be more consistently in the chest-shoulder high range with a couple of bigger waves sneaking through on the lower tides.

Check out the CDIPer this afternoon...expect very similar energy tomorrow morning.

Weather looks like a few scattered showers and some light S winds...most of the weather models are calling for winds to be under mostly variable. It may not be super clean (except at spots that have good protection from S winds) but it shouldn’t be blown out. Expect variable/S winds for the afternoon around 10-12 knots.

I think that the most important thing in the morning, if you aren’t totally bogged down by time-constraints (like work, kids, chores), is to work around the high swamping things out pretty good Thursday morning and I expect it to do it again on Friday. It is a 5.5’ tide at the dawn patrol is sort of screwed. Tide aside your best bet is going to be sticking with the top NW facing spots, particularly if they are sheltered from the southerly winds. Look for the biggest surf down in San Diego but expect some decent, and fun, wave sizes in Ventura, The South Bay, and a few NW exposed parts of OC.

Have a good one...

12:52AM LST 2.4 L
06:56AM LST 5.4 H (this is how the moon says “I hate you”)
02:26PM LST -0.6 L
08:52PM LST 3.5 H

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