Monday, August 3, 2009

Surf for Tuesday – Fading SW swell and more wind issues

Tuesday won’t be a surf day...but there may be a couple of OK moments through the early morning.

Tuesday we are going to see a mix of fading SW swell (200-220) and holding WNW-NW windswell.

Most spots will be dropping into the knee-waist high range on Tuesday...maybe a few rare waist high+ sets on the lower morning tides. Top SW facing spots, again mostly in the South OC/North SD areas, will have some more consistent chest high sets, with a few inconsistent bigger waves through the early morning tide push. Overall there will be some waiting around between waves...and then the tide starts to kill it as it gets too high by midmorning.

Winds will still be sort of an issue...we aren’t quite in full-blown eddy mode but there is definitely some of the eddy influence pulling our winds into an onshore groove. This will continue on Tuesday...expect a light start to the morning with sort of variable onshore flow in the 5 knot range. Onshore flow builds to 8-10 knots by midmorning and then tops out WNW 12-15 knots by the afternoon.

It won’t be totally awful tomorrow, but it won’t be all that fun either...below average I guess would be a good term. You might be able to up the fun-factor by sticking to the top spots, brining your small wave gear, and finding something to break up the wind...but at the same time I wouldn’t drive very far for tomorrow's surf (Especially since gas is suddenly $3.00+ a gallon again...well ok not suddenly.)

Here are the tides...

03:40AM LDT -0.4 L
09:59AM LDT 3.8 H
02:52PM LDT 2.2 L
08:52PM LDT 5.8 H

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