Sunday, August 30, 2009

Monday’s Surf – Clean but fading

Monday looks like a surf day…nothing great…but clean conditions and lingering swell activity will keep it rideable.

We are going to see a mix of leftover S-SW energy, some fading NW swell (290-300+) and some small tropical S-SW background energy.

Most spots will be in the knee-waist high range with a few rare chest high sets sneaking through at the average combo spots. The best exposed areas, mostly in San Diego, parts of OC, and Ventura, will have some waist-chest high waves with less consistent shoulder high sets off the mix of swells. The biggest and most consistent surf will be at the combo breaks.

Winds look good for the morning…light and variable to light offshore for almost all spots. There will be a fog bank in a few areas but it shouldn’t tweak the wind in the morning too much. Look for building WNW winds around 10-12 knots by the afternoon.

So like I said…it will be surfable tomorrow but it isn’t going to have a lot of pop to it. The mostly fading or small swells will be rideable but they are going to have to try and force their way through a 4’ high tide that peaks midmorning, which is going to keep it soft and inconsistent for a lot of areas. I think that your best bet will be to find a spot that either likes the higher tides or has a lot of sand…the combo spots that can do both will be the most consistent.

Here are the tides…

02:11AM LDT 0.2 L
08:38AM LDT 3.9 H
01:37PM LDT 2.4 L
07:29PM LDT 5.3 H

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