Friday, May 29, 2009

Waves for the weekend – Small on Saturday with a slow pick up on Sunday

The weekend isn’t looking all that great for waves...but Sunday is definitely going to be a better surf day than Saturday.

On Saturday we are going to continue to see a small leftover mix of SW/WNW micro-swells. Most spots will continue to slog through ankle-knee high waves while a few of the better top spots, mostly in San Diego, see some semi-consistent waist high sets.

Sunday we will start to see an increase in both S-SW swell (180-210+220 from a couple of different storms moving through the SPAC swell window), and some minor WNW swell/windswell mix. The average spots will boost into the knee-waist high+ range with some chest high sets near the end of the day. The Standout SW facing spots, again mostly in SD/South OC, and good combo breaks will be more consistently knee-chest high with some inconsistent shoulder high sets through the afternoon. Check out the sideways can see the lighter blue starting to creep in around the edges on the 31st.

Winds will be ok...we will have this weak eddy flow still swirling around so there may be some pockets of texture at a few of the more exposed areas. Mostly we can expect light and variable winds through the morning with W-NW flow around 10-13 knots building onshore by the afternoon.

I think that we are going to be stuck with the small wave gear for most of the weekend...especially if you don’t live close to one of the top breaks. Expect mostly small, inconsistent surf...with some occasional semi-playful sets. The lower tides will have some better shape but I still think that you need to combine it with a good sandbar or a shallow reef to get more out of the weak surf. Don’t expect a ton of new waves early on will start off pretty slow...but look for more waves as we move through the day.

Here are tides...have a great weekend!

02:04AM LDT 4.5 H
09:23AM LDT -0.1 L
04:18PM LDT 4.3 H
10:11PM LDT 2.0 L

03:28AM LDT 3.9 H
10:18AM LDT 0.4 L
05:07PM LDT 4.7 H
11:36PM LDT 1.4 L

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