Sunday, June 14, 2009

Surf for Monday – Building S and SW swells

Monday will be a surf day.

We will have a mix of building/peaking S (170-190) and SW swells (200-220). NW windswell has also come up a small notch from last week…so look for a little tiny cross up at the exposed combo spots. If you take a look at the CDIP and the buoys this afternoon you can see that both swells are starting to fill in…but the S swell is the most dominant.

Sizewise we can expect surf at the S facing spots to hold in the shoulder high range. Standout S facing spots and good combo breaks, in Orange County, Northern SD, and Northern LA, will have consistent shoulder-head high sets with some overhead sets mixing in on the better tides.

Winds look ok…sort of eddyish but light enough to let us surf. Look for light and variable to light southerly morning flow with some WNW winds around 10-15 knots by the afternoon. Overcast cloudy skies throughout the day but with a few pockets of sunshine burning through in the afternoon.

I don’t think there will be enough WNW-NW windswell to break up the stronger S-SW swells…so expect a lot of lined up waves at the beach breaks as well as a fair amount of current at spots where the swell can build up momentum. Points and reefs will have the best shape…but if you can’t get to a point/reef you should check the structures (piers/jetties and stuff like that) to try and find something that can crease up a few corners. There are going to be some dumpy sets at a few of the standouts…I would probably plan on brining a board that works well with waves that have a little pep.

Here are the tides

02:09AM LDT 3.5 H
09:12AM LDT 1.0 L
04:14PM LDT 4.2 H
10:52PM LDT 2.1 L


Anonymous said...

muchas gracias, amigo.

Anonymous said...

A little pep...finally!