Sunday, September 6, 2009

Surf for Monday – Labor Day windswell

Thanks to the continuing local windswell Labor Day is looking rideable (but still not much of a surf day).

We are going to see a mix of minor NW windswell, some background long-period NW energy, and some weak SW swell.

Wave heights are going to continue to hold about the same as the last couple of days…so lots of knee-high stuff with some waist high windswell lines at the average spots. Standout NW facing breaks as well as the good combo breaks will be more consistently around waist high with some rare chest high sets mixing in. Again it looks biggest and most consistent in San Diego and Southern Ventura but the usual windswell breaks all over will have a few rideable lines sneaking through in the morning.

Winds look good early…mostly light and variable to light offshore through the dawn patrol, and then variable onshore around midmorning. Look for WNW winds 10-15 knots moving in through the afternoon.

Longboards and thick fishy board will be the call again tomorrow…the guys with the extra foam look like they are going to have the most fun. Don’t expect a ton from the surf tomorrow, even the spots that have waves will still be pretty windswelly and boggy due to the shorter-period nature of the swell…your best bet will be to hit the spots with a lot of sand (and that usually like the windswell). I wouldn’t spend a lot of time looking for waves tomorrow, but most of us have the day off, it isn’t totally flat, and riding a couple softies is better than sweating on land cruising for a few extra minutes probably won't hurt, just don't expect to find much better surf around the corner.

Here are the tides...have a good one!

04:52AM LDT 1.1 L
11:00AM LDT 5.3 H
05:37PM LDT 0.9 L
11:28PM LDT 4.0 H

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

the September to forget!
Thanks for the warnings AW!