Thursday, May 7, 2009

Surf for Friday – Combo swell fun-time!

Friday will be a surf day.

As it stands I don’t know that I would cancel work or anything...but I would plan on trying to carve out some time to surf tomorrow. Right now Friday looks like it will be playful and fun at the exposed spots. It even has potential to be a good surf day...but we need the swell combo, the winds, and the tides to mix a little better than they have been over the last couple of days.

In the water we have a mix of fading, but still steady, WNW swell (290-300) and some building S-SSW swell (180-200) that will start peaking in the afternoon. The S-SSW’er is actually filling in bit today, even sending in some inconsistent cross up sets to a S facing spot I surfed midmorning. Check it out on the O-Side buoy...



It isn’t a ton of energy right now but it will be coming up as we move into Friday and Saturday.

On Friday the average spots, with exposure both to the S-SSW swell or the WNW swell, will have surf in the chest-shoulder high range. The standout S facing spots and the good combo breaks will be around shoulder-head high with some overhead sets. It will be more consistent on the lower tides...but if you have a good sandbar it should still be manageable on the high tide.

Winds look good for tomorrow...mostly light and variable through the morning with a couple of weak pockets of texture showing at the more exposed beaches. W winds around 10-12 knots move in through the afternoon.

The swell mix is pretty democratic tomorrow...so you should be able to find some sort of surf almost everywhere. I would look for the biggest waves in San Diego, Orange County, and Southern Ventura...LA County will be pretty good too, maybe a touch smaller. Santa Barbara is shadowed from the S swell but there should be enough WNW energy/windswell to get a few sets sneaking into the best spots...though I would stick with the south county breaks if you can...expect SB to be smaller than the other areas.

Hope you guys have a chance to surf a bit tomorrow...here are the tides...

03:47AM LDT -0.7 L
09:55AM LDT 3.6 H
02:59PM LDT 1.6 L
09:06PM LDT 5.8 H

8 comments:

Angie said...
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cheerupcheerio said...

Hooray! I called work off to work on projects and be ready for finals... but I think plans are changing to an all day surf session. Who needs a college education anyway?

Anonymous said...

Mmmmmm....combolicious....

Anonymous said...

I refuse to tell where it was good and at what time the S wind died down - but AW knows.

Anonymous said...

Surfed Oceanside early this morning. Absolutely horrible. Maybe tomorrow (or later today at a better spot).

Anonymous said...

Total letdown today. Cheese winds on it superearly and the South swell isnt even showing ugh

Anonymous said...

worst forecast EVER

Adam Wright said...

Gee thanks. I love you too.