Sunday, March 1, 2009

Surf for Monday – Slow increase

Monday is looking surfable…but we are going to see a little funkiness from an approaching storm front.

We are going to see a slight increase of the WNW mix, inconsistent SW pulse, and some local NW windswell. It isn’t going to be that big but it should slowly get more consistent throughout the day thanks to some initial energy from a storm forming further off the California Coast.

We can expect the average spots to continue to see surf in the waist-high range with some chest high sets. The top combo spots, mostly through San Diego and parts of South OC, see some chest high sets. I would keep an eye on the best west facing beaches late in the afternoon/evening hopefully we can see some early energy leaking in from the approaching swell…I wouldn’t count on it but if you live close it might be worth keeping an eye on the surf cams.

Winds and weather mostly look good…that storm off the coast is going to start edging over the area, but like that system last week, the outer front really only honks with the upper level stuff (so we see clouds, some scattered showers, but not a lot of wind on the surface.)

I am expecting mostly light and variable winds through the morning…and sort of variable onshore winds in the afternoon. I don’t think it will be super glassy but I do think that it will be clean enough to get a few waves throughout most of the day.

12:01AM LST 2.5 L
05:53AM LST 4.8 H
01:19PM LST -0.4 L
07:46PM LST 3.6 H

Oh hey…make sure to check out my interview over on…they asked me a bunch of questions about forecasting and I wrote really long answers so they are going to break up the responses over the next few days…so make sure to check ‘em out.

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