Monday, June 8, 2009

Surf for Tuesday – Playful swell mix

Tuesday is looking like another surf day.

Overall it won’t be spectacular or anything...and you are going to need to have some exposure to the S-SSW swell mix (*cough* Santa Barbara *cough*)...but there will a few fun waves at the better summer spots and winds should be relatively light for most of the morning as well.



Our swell will be a mix of overlapping S-SW swells (180-210) and some background NW windswell.

Most spots will be in the knee-waist high range with some waist high+ sets on the lower tides. The standout S-SW facing spots, mostly through Orange County, North LA, and North San Diego, will have waist-chest high surf with some less consistent shoulder high sets.

Winds will be light and variable through the morning before turning NW around 10-14 knots for the afternoon. Our weather may be a bit funky though...the forecast charts are calling for more of that unstable funkiness we had last week...so there is a chance for scattered thunderstorms (mostly up around the mountains and the desert.)

I managed to grab a quick session a little before lunch on Monday and the windswell had definitely come up a notch compared to the weekend...so shape is a little more broken up and I expect that to continue into tomorrow. Points and reefs will still likely be the best call...but the beach breaks will be a solid second choice...particularly spots that have some good sand and can handle a little higher tide as it fills in through midmorning. Oh and the water is freezing...felt like upper 50’s in North OC...bring your fullsuit.

Here are the tides...

05:26AM LDT -0.6 L
12:01PM LDT 3.4 H
04:14PM LDT 2.5 L
10:22PM LDT 5.5 H

5 comments:

Teddy said...

-Adam,

So santa barbara will good tomorrow? I am confused why you said *cough* Santa Barbara.

Or will Malibu be better?

cheerupcheerio said...

Is there a reason why the water has been so cold these past two days? I am confused. :/

Anonymous said...

I DO NOT like this angle! A little more west please.

Anonymous said...

A little more west??? pfffft... some 310 would be nice with sub 55 degree temps to keeps the hoards down a bit.........

Christopher said...

Stupid eddy, couldn't find a decent beach break not broken up by the wind. I am too lazy to drive more than a mile...