Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Waves for Wednesday – Small combo mix continues

Wednesday will be another surf day.

Again it won’t be big, or that great, but winds will be light through the morning and there is still a little combo swell out in the water that is sending in a few rideable shoulders at the better exposed beaches.

In the water tomorrow we are going to see a mix of overlapping SW swells (195-210) and some small, but building, local NW windswell.

The average breaks are going to see surf in the waist high range with some inconsistent chest high sets. The standout combo breaks through Orange County and San Diego will have some inconsistent chest-shoulder high sets on the tide push through the morning. I do expect a little more windswell through the afternoon but I think it will get lost in the increasing afternoon bump.

Winds are forecast to be light in the morning but a new coastal eddy is supposed to spin up as we move throughout the day. I would expect generally clean conditions through the dawn patrol and gradually increasing S-SW winds as we head toward midday.

There aren’t really any surprises for tomorrow...just the standard small swell mix that sort of workhorses us through the time in-between bigger swells. The combo beach breaks, with good sandbars, are going to be the best call...but it won’t be worth driving very far to find one. Smaller wave gear like longboards and fishy/round shapes will probably be the most fun but you might be able to get away with an all-round board if you are a lighter surfer or happen to surf one of the better sandbars out there.

Oh and there is some nasty red tide starting to creep into the HB area...hard to see your board at times. Nothing like sharky conditions (murky hard to see water) while it looks like you are floating in a pool of blood. Good times.

Here are the tides

01:06AM LDT 5.0 H
09:26AM LDT 0.0 L
05:09PM LDT 2.8 H
07:40PM LDT 2.7 L


][-][ said...

I'm heading to puerto vallarta for my honeymoon next week. Leaving april 5th. Trying to decide if I should take a board or not. Any swell headed that way?

Thanks. Read the blog every day.

deckmanx said...

If it's your honeymoon, you shouldn't have time for surfing. Just practice making babies.

][-][ said...

True but gotta make sure she knows where my priorities are :)

Adam Wright said...


If you are going to be Puerto V. itself then there isn't going to be a ton of surf. That area is pretty sheltered for the most part. If you were headed North (or south) of Vallarta to stay at a surf resort or some place that has legit waves I would say take your board.

Really though deckmanx has it right...maybe just chill with your new lady and if the surf gets really good you can rent a board from one of the local shops. (yeah rental boards suck but you would save money on board fees that way).

][-][ said...

That's what it was looking like to me too. Thanks for the response.