Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Surf for Thursday – Trailing off

Thursday will be another surf day but overall we can expect much smaller surf than we had earlier in the week.

We are going to a mix of fading S-SW swell (170-220) and some slowly increasing NW windswell.

Most spots are going to see surf in the waist-chest high+ range while the standout S facing breaks, and good combo spots, see surf in the chest-shoulder high+ range on sets. I am expecting the bigger waves to show at the good focal spots that can concentrate the swell well as the good sandbars that can help stand up the swell a bit as filters through.

Winds look ok...the slight eddy/June gloom conditions will continue on Thursday. Look for variable to light-southerly flow for the morning and NW winds around 10-12 knots for the afternoon.

After cruising around a bit today it looked like the swell was starting to break up a bit as the bigger energy trailed off. The beach breaks, while not great, were starting to show a few shoulders here and there...I expect that to continue into tomorrow as well. The points and reefs will still be the best call shapewise but look for smaller and less consistent surf-conditions for most spots. With the dropping size you are going to want to be a little bit more tide conscious as well...

Here are the tides...

12:58AM LDT 0.7 L
06:52AM LDT 3.0 H
11:34AM LDT 1.9 L
06:10PM LDT 5.5 H

Just a random heads up...down in the tropics it looks like our first tropical depression of the season is starting to pull together. The NHC models are giving it a pretty good chance of building into a Tropical Storm in the next couple of days. Who knows we might see some tropical swell before too long.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

today was funner than yesterday (for me).