Friday, July 31, 2009

Waves for the Weekend – Some new swell on Sunday

This weekend will have a few rideable waves but conditions and tides may hamper shape.

At this point Sunday is looking like more of a surf day than Saturday but winds may pick up a bit early on Sunday that could tweak things.

Swellwise on Saturday we are going to see mostly fading SW swell and small WNW windswell. Wave heights are going to be mostly around knee-waist high at the average spots. The standout SW facing spots will have some chest high sets, but even those areas are going to be on the weak side as we see the tail end of the swell and the higher tides keeps things pretty burgery. Look for light onshore winds in the morning on Saturday and WNW flow 10-15 knots by the afternoon.

Sunday a new SW swell (200-220) and slightly bigger NW windswell begin to fill in. The morning will start off pretty slow as the very first part of the new SW’er starts to arrive. For the morning expect more knee-waist high surf at the average spots and some slightly more consistent chest high sets at the standouts. Look for SW’er to slowly fill in throughout the day building the exposed spots into more consistent chest high sets and the standouts into the shoulder high+ range. Tide and afternoon winds will likely hamper shape as the swell starts to peak but if you have a spot with a little protection you might be able to pick off a few playful ones.

Sunday’s winds will be similar to Saturday...light onshore, with some bump at exposed areas. WNW winds 10-15 knots by the afternoon.

Check out the COAMPS for the next couple of mornings...



I don’t know that I would call this weekend a “surf weekend”...mostly because of the tide and the wind will be problematic...but at the same time, it is summer, a weekend, the water is warm, and it won’t be totally flat, all of which sound like decent reasons to get in the water. I guess if you head out with the right expectations then you could have a little fun. Anyhoo I don’t know about you guys but I am ready to start this weekend...

Here are the tides...have a good one!

02:05AM LDT 0.0 L
08:50AM LDT 3.5 H
12:58PM LDT 2.8 L
07:05PM LDT 5.4 H

02:42AM LDT -0.2 L
09:17AM LDT 3.6 H
01:43PM LDT 2.6 L
07:45PM LDT 5.6 H

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Just an update: The waves still suck ass as of 6:30on Sunday. Check all the way up to O-Side and nothing. Maybe the SW is a little steeper than you stated...maybe tomorrow...