Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Surf for Thursday – Playful mix and better winds

Thursday is looking like a surf day.

It won’t be great but the eddy is starting to break up so conditions are looking cleaner for tomorrow and it looks like beach temps are going to be creeping up as well.

In the water we are going to have a mix of SW swell (180-220 coming in from all over) and some WNW-NW background energy (a mix of local windswell and some other medium period energy).

Most spots are going to see waist high surf...with a couple of larger waves sneaking through at times. The standout spots are still going to pull in a few chest-shoulder high sets...but they will be on the inconsistent side.

The local winds are going to mellow out this evening and there is a new high pressure sort of edging over the region that is going to shut down the eddy circulation for a couple of days. Look for light and variable winds tomorrow morning with more moderate WNW flow around 10-12 knots by the afternoon.

While it won’t be worth driving all that far tomorrow it does look like you can have some fun if you paddle out in the right frame of mind. I think your smaller wave gear would be the most fun...mostly because the SW sets are inconsistent and most of the waves coming through are sort of burgery windswell. The combo beach breaks will probably be the most fun...but don’t count out the well exposed reefs/points either.

Here are the tides...

08:01AM LDT 0.2 L
03:31PM LDT 3.1 H
06:33PM LDT 2.9 L


David Biggs said...

was out at blackie's at 530am and it was FUN with NO WIND.

David said...

Glassed off last night in huntington and there were some head high sets coming thru. It was great.

Adam - maybe do a recap on predicting Evening Glass Offs. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

there is no such thing as a "head high wave" in so cal.

Anonymous said...

Adam - your forecast was spot on. Fun, although a bit inconsistent, waves to be in Oceanside this morning. Well done!