Sunday, April 19, 2009

Waves for Monday – Hot with a side of small surf

The weak swell mix will continue into Monday…but so will the hot beach temps. It won’t really be a good surf day but the weather will probably make you want to get into the water anyways.

We will have a mix of small WNW swell (290-300), some patchy local windswell, and some weak background SW energy.

On average most spots will be in the knee to occasionally waist high range…the standout NW facing spots will be around chest high. All spots will have some issues with the tide…and may even come close to shutting down as it peaks.

Winds will be clean again in the morning with only light/variable to light offshore flow for most areas. The winds turn onshore around 10-12 knots by the afternoon.

I am expecting fairly similar surf to what we had over the weekend…soft, slow, and tide swamped at times. Most regions will have just some minimal energy but the best NW facing spots, mostly in Ventura and San Diego, will have some inconsistent bigger sets sneaking through on the lower tides. I would plan on bringing your smaller wave gear just to avoid the frustration caused by the swampiness.

I saw this dude on the news…I think he walked outside in Fontana without sunscreen.



Here are the tides…

01:06AM LDT 1.7 L
06:39AM LDT 3.9 H
01:13PM LDT 0.5 L
07:30PM LDT 4.3 H

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

damn newport is going to be crowded on sat!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

yes, please, everyone go to trestles and Newport this weekend....It will be the best and the biggest...and surfing the OC is so happening....

thanks

P.S. Yo Adam, (insert fluff here) you are the best forecaster for the socal area....I appreciate your efforts..and your dorky comments are actually amusing too! unicorns, and stuff4lyfe...

Adam Wright said...

I am trying to decide if that last post was sarcasm or not. :)

Anonymous said...

I agree go to OC this weekend. Especially Trestles!!! I will be epic.

Anonymous said...

No sarcasm...i appreciate the fact that you take the time to check more that one site for wind, swell projections, etc...You seem to have meteorological insight... Your forecast is the most accurate around....keep up the good work.....

And yes...go to the OC...(not San Diego) SD does not get south swells....especially not O'side........SouthO'sidepier4lyfe

-Kookmeyer

Anonymous said...

i think someone has a crush on you!!!! kookmeyer and adam sitting in a tree K-I-S-S-I-N-G!!!!

Adam Wright said...

Well I am ridiculously handsome...it is only natural.

Anonymous said...

Yes... ridiculously!!! ;)

Anonymous said...

hey you took my asian joke down!!! filthy gypsy!! baby stealer!

Anonymous said...

addam must have gotten his good looks from his mom cuz she was looking banging lastnight...if you know what i mean...and i think you do!!!!

Anonymous said...

gigity gigity!!!!