Monday, July 20, 2009

Tuesday’s Surf – Practice swell

Tuesday will be a surf day.

We will have a decent mix of SW swell (190-210) and some local windswell on Tuesday that work to put some playful surf into the exposed beaches. It won’t be great, or that consistent, but the mix of light winds and rideable waves will be a good reason to get in the water.



Wave heights are going to be around the waist-chest high range at most of the exposed spots...a little inconsistent at times but fun when it shows. The standout SW facing spots, mostly through South OC, North Los Angeles County, and Northern San Diego, will be in the chest-shoulder high range on the sets...again expect a little bit of a wait between sets.



Winds look good with light and variable conditions through morning. There may be a few pockets of fog texture as the big fog bank rolls in and out at times. WNW winds 10-12+14 knots will move in through the afternoon.

Basically it will be a pretty average surf day...small cross ups on the combo spots and a few decent little waves at the points/reefs...the surf will be pretty similar at most of the exposed areas so it won’t be worth driving around a ton. I would probably stick to your small-wave gear, fishy shapes or thicker boards, to get a little more out of the in-between sets. It will be a good day to get in the water shake the dust off before the bigger swell later this week (also a good time to scope out the sand bars to see what might work the best).

Here are the tides...watch that low-tide in the early morning.

03:44AM LDT -1.5 L
10:05AM LDT 4.0 H
02:58PM LDT 1.8 L
09:05PM LDT 7.0 H

5 comments:

greg said...

I have been reading your blog for a while now, so pumped to have found it. I was wondering if anyone knows what swell the surfside jetty breaks on? I surfed it back in January, all of Huntington was walled, but Surfside was refracting off the jetty making a wedge like wave.

Anonymous said...

it breaks on a steep NW 320 degrees +, that's why it's good in January.

Anonymous said...

Hey guys. They blackballed my usual spot on Magnolia. And my passed expired to get into the parking lot at the Santa Ana jetties.

Anyone know any spots around HB with free parking and that isn't blackballed?

Thanks.

Danimal said...

Greg and Anonymous. Keep your thoughts concerning surf spots to yourself : )

Anonymous said...

danimal is a girl