Monday, May 25, 2009

Tuesday’s Surf - Nothing new

(Holy late forecast Batman!) Tuesday will be rideable but it won’t really be a surf day.

Our swell will be surfable…but it isn’t going to be great, or even all that consistent. Basically we can expect a mix of small, soft peaks and decent morning winds that will at least keep it fun enough to paddle out and catch a few…but not enough that we should commit too much time to it.

Swellwise we are going to have fading S-SSW swell and a background mix of WNW-NW windswell and some weak SW swell.

Most spots will be in the knee-waist high range while the standout SW facing spots and the top combo breaks see some chest high+ sets…maybe even a rare shoulder high face on the lower tides. San Diego and Orange County will see the biggest sizes just because they are a little more exposed to the swell mix…but expect a few playful waves almost everywhere.

Winds look good…mostly light and variable in the morning with a touch of S-SE flow at a few of the more exposed areas. Winds will look something like this for the dawn patrol…

Again I would stick to your small-wave boards and gear…the surf is going to be pretty soft with long waits between sets…you are going to want a board that can pick off the in-betweeners just so you can stave off the boredom a little bit longer. The tide is going to be super low in the morning, so you are going to want to plan around that as well.

Here are the tides….

05:34AM LDT -1.6 L
12:15PM LDT 3.6 H
04:42PM LDT 2.1 L
11:05PM LDT 6.3 H


Andrea said...

What a bummer; I tried to hit the waves over the weekend at Santa Monica... nada.

Anonymous said...

Just to let everyong know... when ever there isn't any waves to ride Andrea's mom invited us all to a quick ride... if you know what i mean...