Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Surf for Thursday – Still a few rideable ones

Thursday will be rideable…and with a lot of spots seeing water-temps in the upper 60’s (if not higher), I think we can call it a “small surf day”. Nothing super exciting, but worth washing the dust off if you have a spare hour or so.

We are going to have a mix of fading NW energy, small SW swell (200-220), some weak tropical energy from Kevin, and some increasing local windswell. Again it seems like a lot going on, but all of the energy is pretty small and won’t amount to a ton of surf on the beach.

Wave heights will be in the knee-waist high range at most of the average spots (both S facing and NW facing). The standout combo breaks will be more consistently around waist high with a few chest high sets sneaking through on the lower morning tides.

Winds look decent as well…mostly light and variable through the morning with maybe a couple of small pockets of texture at the more exposed areas. WNW winds around 10-12 knots (with stronger gusts) will move in through mid-afternoon.

The fishy shapes and the bigger boards will be the best call tomorrow…something with a little extra volume to power through soft shape and the lulls between sets. I would try and get on it early when the tides are a bit better…the closer you can get to sunup the better. Look for the most consistent surf at the combo spots in San Diego, OC, and Southern Ventura...but don’t spend a lot of time driving to those areas, they will only be marginally better than the other combo spots.

Here are the tides…

03:25AM LDT 0.1 L
09:31AM LDT 4.5 H
03:11PM LDT 1.4 L
09:06PM LDT 5.5 H

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