Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Waves for Wednesday – A few small ones

Wednesday will have a few small waves...it will be rideable but not very energetic.

We are going to see a mix of leftover WNW energy, some background SW swell, and a touch of building local windswell.

Most spots will be in the knee-waist high range while the standout WNW facing combo spots see some inconsistent chest high sets. Shape looks like it will be mostly soft with some occasionally faster sections.

Winds look a little better...check out the COAMPS for tomorrow...this is for around 7-8 am.

You can see that there is a little bit of circulation over Catalina...sort of like a mini-eddy. Based on this model winds look the best in The South Bay, Southern Ventura, and San Diego...Santa Barbara looks ok...but OC looks like it will have some southerly flow in the morning which is a bummer.

Overall I think it is going to be a lot like Tuesday but with a touch less size in the morning. It will be more fun if you bring your small wave gear...longboards and fish...and you can expect to sit a little bit between sets. I still wouldn’t drive very far unless you are absolutely jonesing to paddle out...just don’t expect a lot from a size/shape standpoint. The biggest, and I use the term loosely, surf will be around San Diego and Southern Ventura, but there should be a few playful waves in the other areas as well.

Here are the tides...

02:57AM LST 1.0 L
08:51AM LST 5.1 H
03:29PM LST -0.3 L
09:34PM LST 4.6 H


Anonymous said...

wind sucks!

Anonymous said...

Any idea how it's looking for the weekend?

Anonymous said...

Yea, I guess the model was wrong about the wind.

Anonymous said...

screw the weekend! what about tomorrow?