Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Waves for Wednesday – Now with more S-swell

Wednesday will be a surf day...plenty of S swell and light morning winds...hmmmmm surf.

The S-SSW swell (180-190+200) continues to roll through on Wednesday as it mixes with some small NW windswell.

Wave heights will continue to run in the chest-shoulder high+ range for most of the average exposed spots. The top S-facing spots will see surf in the shoulder-head high range with overhead sets mixing in at times. The best S-swell focus spots will have some occasional bigger sets mixing in...going overhead+ on the biggest waves.

Winds will be good tomorrow...mostly light and variable through the morning with clean conditions for most areas. Look for building WNW winds around 10-14 knots build in through the afternoon.

Like I said above...it will be a surf day tomorrow. You are going to want to get on it earlier in the morning to take advantage of the lower tides and light winds. Like the last couple of days the points and reefs will be the best call shapewise but you will be able to find a few corners at the beach breaks with solid sandbars or something (pier/jetty/rock) to break up the S lines. Orange County will have the biggest waves...but the other exposed areas will be pretty fun as well, just make sure to stick to spots that like the more southerly swell angles...winter spots will be small. Also watch that swamp-thing high tide in the afternoon...it is going to burger out a lot of breaks.

Here are the tides

02:41AM LDT 3.1 H
07:09AM LDT 2.4 L
02:04PM LDT 4.9 H (swampy!)
10:16PM LDT 1.1 L


Bill said...

sweet forecast

Anonymous said...

Are you friends with Kevin Martin of SCWXA.org ( Southern California Weather Authority?)

If not, you should ask him to forecast surfing conditions for their weather service.

They are hiring full-time and paid in Fall or Winter 2009.


ADHemi said...

that's cool of you to try and hook up the good brotha Adam

Anonymous said...

Ad, anytime, Adam is great! When that other site starts hiring full-time they are having surf products that usually cost on other sites, for free. According to a release one month back that I read, SCWXA will be hiring five forecasters for different areas for full-time paid contracts for a two year term, with extention.

I love weather, but I will not make the cut. No degree is required I heard because the owner is looking for people that know Southern California by experience, not degree. I just watch blindly on this site and thought Adam would be it.