Thursday, September 24, 2009

Surf for Friday – let me check…yep it’s still freaking hot

Friday will be a surf day.

On Friday we are going to continue to see a mix of S-SW swell (180-220), NW swell (290-300), and some background S energy from TS Nora. The Southern Hemi energy looks like it will pulse up a touch as new swells move in and overlap the existing energy throughout the day.

Wave heights for tomorrow will continue to be in the waist-chest high range for most of the average S-SW breaks and the ok combo spots. Top S-SW facing breaks, and the good combo breaks, will be in the waist-shoulder high range with a few head high sets mixing in at times.

Winds will be good again tomorrow…light offshore for most areas and a few spots with moderate offshore conditions. Again it won’t be a full blown Santana but it will have enough oomph to cancel out the onshore bump that usually starts up midmorning…so we can expect cleaner conditions to hold on longer than normal. It will be stupid hot inland again…beach temps will be around the low 80’s.

Overall Friday looks pretty fun...winds will be good, there will be enough swell to ride most places, and if you stay on land you will likely melt. I think that the S-SW facing points and reefs will be the best call shapewise tomorrow…beach breaks are going to be a bit walled, particularly on the bigger sets but they should be an ok fallback if you don’t feel like surfing with tons of people. I think you should be able to ride most of your small-medium wave gear at the average spots…maybe a faster board at the top breaks. The tides are still a little funky, but I have noticed that they haven’t been a total surf-killer like they could be…hopefully you have dialed in your favorite spots over the last couple of days and can plan accordingly. (Mine have actually be working a bit better as the tide has been topping out…)

Anyways…here are the tides…hope you guys get a few pre-weekend ones tomorrow. (only 2 tide changes on Friday)

02:14PM LDT 4.4 H
11:01PM LDT 1.0 L


Anonymous said...

Good job with the come-back from last weeks post, loving the info this time.

Anonymous said...

For those of you sitting around waiting for the fog to clear, you might want to check out the Pipeline cam.

Apparently the North Shore is absolutely detonating - 15-18ft+. I watched for awhile - it looks like 2nd reef Pipeline is breaking pretty freakin' big.