Monday, February 23, 2009

Tuesday’s Surf – getting funky

Tuesday isn’t going to be much of a surf day.

There will be some fading leftover WNW energy and some background SW swell but overall wave heights will be dropping and we can expect some increasing onshore winds.

Wave heights are going to hold around waist-high for most of the average exposed areas while the top NW facing spots and the good combo breaks see some chest high sets...maybe even a rare chest high+ set at the standout spots.

Winds are what I am more concerned about...forecasts are showing some onshore flow for the looks more variable onshore below 10 knots for the early morning but it starts to strengthen by midday and increases throughout the afternoon. Check out the COAMPS for the morning...

Really with the lack of swell and less than great winds I don’t think I would plan on too much surf tomorrow. Maybe a quick session in the morning if winds hold off and you don’t have to commit a lot of time to get to the beach...but if you are driving a lot you might want to save your gas money for another day.

Here are the tides...

02:23AM LST 1.2 L
08:18AM LST 5.3 H
03:07PM LST -0.5 L
09:12PM LST 4.3 H


Anonymous said...

Good call on the winds...bumpy and high tide.

Anonymous said...

Winds were calm down here in SD (and still are). Glassy conditions.

Anonymous said...

yeah, guess it's where you are at in SoCal. My local spot in SD was nice this morning. I was in the water 3 hours and conditions were beautiful as a postcard. Waves were only 3+ feet, but fun session nonetheless.