Monday, August 17, 2009

Surf for Tuesday – Not much

Tuesday isn’t looking like much of a surf day…pretty much due to lack of swell.

I have been looking at all of the long-range stuff…and Hurricane Bill on the East Coast (that looks like a solid wave-maker…more details on that one later)…so the forecast for tomorrow is sort of anticlimactic.

Tomorrow we are going to see a mix of weak SW energy (210-220) and some minor NW windswell.

Most spots will be in the knee high range, and be pretty bogged out by the tide. The better SW facing spots will be more in the knee-knee high+ range…the standouts in South OC and Northern SD will be in the knee-waist high+ range on the inconsistent sets. Lots of swampy shape as the tide fills in past midmorning.

Winds will be ok…sort of light to light southerly in the morning. Mostly clean through LA/Ventura/Santa Barbara…and slightly textured in the more open spots of OC and SD. WNW-W winds around 10-14 knots fill in through the afternoon.

I wouldn’t waste a lot of time on the surf tomorrow. The conditions will be clean enough that you might want to check the cams in the morning or eat a donut while watching it (if you live close)…but I wouldn’t be in a hurry to get to the beach. If you “have” to surf…bring your small wave gear and plan on digging through some weak mushers.

Here are tides…I wish we could fast-forward to next weekend.

02:42AM LDT -1.1 L
09:00AM LDT 4.2 H
02:07PM LDT 1.7 L
08:10PM LDT 6.7 H (that is pretty darn high)

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