Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Surf for Thursday – The small combo continues

Thursday is looking like another surf day…but the mix of swell will lose a little of its pop and the wind will pick up a bit earlier than we have seen over the last couple of days.

In the water we are going to continue to have a mix of NW energy, both short and medium period, coming in from (290-300), and a blend of overlapping SW swells (190-220).

The average spots will hold in the knee-waist high+ range, mostly off the windswell. The better exposed breaks that can pull in a bit more of the swell combo will be in the waist-chest high range, and maybe a little better on the lower tides. The top combo spots and really good NW windswell breaks will be more consistently around the chest high range with some less consistent shoulder high sets mixing in. Again the high tide that peaks midmorning really flattens out a lot of spots…so either plan on hitting a break that handles the extra water…or try and surf on either side of the peak of the tide.

Winds look OK in the morning, not super great, but not bad either. Look for mostly light and variable winds for most areas, with a touch cleaner conditions through OC and the South Bay, and a touch more onshore texture through North LA up through Ventura as well as a bit around North San Diego.

I still think that we will be able to find a few fun waves tomorrow at those good combo spots…other breaks will be rideable but sort of soft. Beach breaks continue to look like the best call, particularly if they have a hefty high-tide sandbar. The better exposed points and reefs will be decent but weak on the NW sets…and inconsistent on the SW ones. I thing that fishy boards, quads, and boards with a bit more foam will be the most fun…but you might be able to get away with a thinner board if you are a smaller surfer.

Here are the tides…

02:46AM LDT -0.5 L
08:54AM LDT 5.3 H
02:53PM LDT 0.7 L
08:49PM LDT 6.0 H

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

this morning was super fun