Sunday, April 5, 2009

Monday’s Surf – more fun S swell (and combo)

Monday is looking like a surf day.

The S swell that filled in more on Sunday had a bit more power than I was expecting so (after seeing what it did today) I think it is going to hold onto a little more juice as we head into Monday.

We are going to have a mix of S-SSE swell (170-180), local NW windswell, and a bit of WNW energy (290-300).

We are going to see surf in the chest high range at the average S exposed spots and the better combo breaks as well. The better exposed S facing spots will have some consistent shoulder high sets. The top spots, the really good S spots and the excellent combo spots in Orange County and San Diego, will have mostly shoulder high surf but there will be some bigger head high sets sneaking through. It might be hard to see some of the better sized waves through the morning tide but shape and consistency should improve as the tide drops.

Winds will be light and variable through the morning, even light offshore in a few areas. Conditions and shape should be clean through the morning. Onshore winds fill in midmorning and will eventually come out of the NW-WNW around 10-12 knots through the afternoon.

OC and SD spots are going to see the most size thanks to the sneaky little S-SSE swell...a few of the waves will push through north LA too but it will be smaller than the counties to the south. I think that it will be worth a check during the dawn patrol but the tide will likely cause some issues. I would try and check spots that can handle a little more water in the am, and that are exposed to the S swell/windswell combo. Hopefully we can see the winds hold off long enough for the tide to drop a little.

Here are the tides.

01:46AM LDT 0.9 L
07:34AM LDT 4.9 H
02:07PM LDT -0.3 L
08:18PM LDT 5.0 H

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