Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Waves for Wednesday – A few gutless small ones

Wednesday is not looking like a surf day.

It will be rideable, with maybe a couple of “ok” pockets but the lack of swell and increasing winds will hamper shape in the morning and the building tide and gusty afternoon winds will kill in by the end of the day.

Swellwise we will have a mix of new energy out there...some new SW swell (200-220), some weak tropical S swell from Carlos (who just won’t die on his way to Hawaii), and some building local NW windswell.

Despite the mix of swells there just isn’t a ton of energy in the water and that is going to translate to small surf. On average the sort-of exposed spots will be around knee high with some inconsistent waist high sets. The better breaks will be more consistently around waist high. The standout breaks will be waist-chest high on the better tides.

The winds look a little sloppy tomorrow...both the COAMPS and the NWS models are calling some building W winds in the morning. I think it may start clean around sun-up but the texture should start building by mid-morning. Expect W winds around 5-8 knots by midmorning and more bump in the 10-15 knot range by the afternoon.

Overall I am expecting more of the gutless waves we have been riding for the last couple of days...sort of workable if the tide is low, or if you have the right gear, but frustrating at times due to the lack of push. Look for the biggest surf through the best exposed areas of San Diego and Orange County but don’t drive very far for the gutlessness...you might as well save your gas money for some better waves.

Here are the tides...

03:05AM LDT 2.8 H
08:31AM LDT 1.8 L
03:41PM LDT 4.8 H
11:32PM LDT 1.2 L

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