Friday, May 15, 2009

Waves for the Weekend – On the quiet side

Both Saturday and Sunday will be rideable but our surf will be on the small side.

We are going to have a mix of SW swell and WNW-NW windswell energy...both of which will be backing down as we move through Saturday into Sunday. Check out the sideways forecast model...I think it sums it up the best.

Over the weekend wave heights will be in the knee-to-inconsistent-waist high range for most exposed spots. The standout combo spots, mostly through San Diego, will have a few chest high sets...and maybe a couple of rare bigger ones on the lower tides. Overall it will be soft and slow...with longer waits between waves.

Winds look good...clean in the mornings with just light/variable to very light S-SE flow early. Afternoons will have W winds around 10-13 knots...with some potential clean up occurring around sundown as the slight eddy tries to reset itself.

I would plan on using the smaller wave gear over the weekend...the lack of swell, the inconsistency in the sets, and the higher tides will make things a little frustrating...if you can catch more of the smaller sets you will probably have more fun. Try and stick to the best combo spots if can...there will just be a bit more to work with in those areas.

Have a good one...I am off to take my soon-to-be 4 year old to have brunch with Shamu for his birthday...but considering my history with marine mammals I can tell this is going to end badly for me.

No means no Shamu....

Here are the tides...

01:47AM LDT 3.8 H
09:51AM LDT 0.6 L
05:13PM LDT 3.6 H
10:25PM LDT 2.8 L

03:16AM LDT 3.6 H
10:41AM LDT 0.8 L
05:40PM LDT 3.8 H
11:43PM LDT 2.2 L


Anonymous said...

Dude, hope that Shamu and mimosas go well. Surf was nothin' to write home about. Hope your son has a great birthday. Peace....

Anonymous said...

did Shamu get you?