Monday, February 9, 2009

Tuesday’s Surf – More windy poopy mess

There will be plenty of energy in the water on Tuesday, unfortunately most of it will be NW windswell and the winds will be coming right along with it.

Most exposed spots can expect chest-shoulder high W-NW swell with poor shape and consistent onshore winds. Top spots will be head high and bigger but again with poor shape thanks to those winds.

Right now forecasts are calling for W-NW winds around 10-20 knots for most of the morning backing off to 10-15 knots for the afternoon. The rain is supposed to trail off tonight but there may still be some scattered clouds sneaking throughout the day.

Really Tuesday isn’t going to be very surfable (if at all) for most of SoCal. The W-WNW winds stay pretty strong tonight and are planning on leaving a large lump of chop/windswell hitting the better exposed spots make matters worse the wind isn’t forecast to let up through the early part of the just keeps on blowing through the day which means our surf shape keeps on blowing too.

There is one little ray of hope for the early morning. There are a few spots in Santa Barbara that look like the winds may be a bit more manageable in the morning...more of N-NW flow early that is a little more offshore/side offshore for a few of the points and reefs up that way. Unfortunately those same SB spots that can handle the wind will also miss out on most of the you get a little cleaner conditions but less surf to go along with it. The little window of cleaner winds closes pretty fast and even those spots are expected to be sloppy by the afternoon. It won’t be worth driving any sort of distance to even check those spots...even walking a couple of blocks sounds like a big time investment for the surf/water/weather quality I am talking about...but I thought I would point it...anyway.

Looks like there will be a little cleaner conditions by Wednesday...nothing great but less wind than Tuesday, which like my grandpa likes to say is better than being poked with a sharp stick.


Anonymous said...

sunday was pretty fun

Anonymous said...

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