Sunday, March 15, 2009

Surf for Monday – Me likey S swell!

The S swell (180-190) that peaked over the weekend will continue to hold solid into Monday and mix with a little NW windswell at a few of the better exposed spots. We are going to be losing just a little size and consistency tomorrow but overall there should still be plenty of waves at the exposed spots.

It is like S-swell porn!

Wave heights will continue to hold in the shoulder-head high range at most S-facing spots. The top S spots, mostly in Orange County and North San Diego, will have overhead sets with a few overhead+ sets mixing in.

There is supposed to be a light eddy tomorrow morning with some southerly flow at the more exposed breaks. Right now the forecasts are calling for winds to stay below 8-10 knots for the morning…so there may be some texture but it likely won’t be blown out. Considering how the wind has laid down this evening I think most spots will be pretty rideable tomorrow.

Since there is so much S energy in the water it has stirred up quite a current at the S facing beach breaks…if you plan on surfing in one of those areas expect to be paddling quite a bit. I think that the points/reefs will actually be a better call at this stage of the swell…they will hold wave shape better and set up some longer rides. I would probably only surf the beach breaks if you can’t handle the crowd any more and you just need some space…hopefully the crowd will have backed down from the weekend now that we have had a couple of days of waves (finally).

Here are the tides…

12:25AM LDT 4.6 H
08:15AM LDT 0.7 L
02:46PM LDT 2.5 H
05:57PM LDT 2.3 L

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