Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Waves for Wednesday – building swell mix

Wednesday is looking more like a surf day than we have had in a while. It won’t be great…but the swell is finally starting to come up and winds are forecast to be light…which is about the most positive thing I have put in the forecast for like ever.

We are going to see a mix of steep NW swell (290-300) and some increasing (but still small) SW swell (190-210). Once the tide sort of evens out most spots will have surf in the knee-waist high range with a few waist high+ sets by the afternoon.

The standout NW facing breaks and the top combo breaks will have some waist-chest high sets on the lower tides and maybe a few bigger waves through the end of the day.

Winds are forecast to be light…even light/variable to light-offshore for the early morning and then stay pretty light, below 10-knots, for the afternoon. Check out the COAMPS winds for the morning…

Now I wouldn’t expect a ton of size or consistency tomorrow…especially as we try to power through the higher tides in the morning. I would still stick to the gear that is going to help you catch waves in smaller surf. Personally I would probably stick to some of the combo beach breaks…something that does well on local windswell and is exposed to the building S-SSW swells. I would try and keep an open mind since there won’t be a grip of waves…but the conditions finally starting to come back together is a lot more promising than the last couple of weeks.

Here are the tides…

04:02AM LDT 0.0 L
09:56AM LDT 5.3 H
04:17PM LDT -0.3 L
10:23PM LDT 5.3 H

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