Monday, May 11, 2009

Surf for Tuesday – Small combo swell…still some wind issues

Tuesday will have some surf but it isn’t going to be much of a surf day for most areas.

We are going to see a similar swell combo to what we have had over the last couple of days…with just a touch of reinforcing energy to keep wave heights pretty steady. We will have a mix of SW swell (180-210) and some NW windswell. A new SW pulse (200-220) will arrive and help to prop up the fading energy from the weekend.

Wave heights will be in the waist high…maybe waist high+ range for most of the average breaks. The top SW facing spots and good combo breaks with exposure to both the SW and the NW energy will have some chest-shoulder high sets on the lower tides. Sets will be inconsistent but could be playful if conditions cooperate.

Wind and weather is where we run into issues again. The june-gloom eddy circulation will be settling back in tonight and is expected to keep southerly winds going through the morning. Right now forecasts are shifting between the winds coming out of the S to SE…obviously the more East we get into it the better it will be across the region. Personally I think that it will be slightly cleaner around sunup but then winds will shift more to the S and keep things pretty junky through the rest of the day.

For tomorrow I think your best bet is going to be at the spots protected from the S winds. You might sacrifice some size in a few areas but the cleaner conditions will probably be worth it. Look for the biggest waves through San Diego and parts of South OC…though both Southern Ventura and the South Bay will have some bigger sets as well. If you are close by I would look for the more wind protected spots in those areas.

Here are the tides…

06:23AM LDT -0.3 L
01:06PM LDT 3.1 H
04:55PM LDT 2.5 L
11:12PM LDT 5.0 H


Anonymous said...

haha this was posted at 4:20!! Toke it up!!

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