Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Waves for Wednesday – Still a few corners

Wednesday will be a surf day.

The surf will drop a bit on Wednesday as our mix of SSW swell (190-205) and weak NW windswell/short-period swell begin to back off. There will still be a few decent sets at the well exposed breaks but overall it will be smaller and less consistent than the last couple of days.



Look for surf in the knee-waist high+ range for the average S facing breaks (and ok combo spots). Top S-SW facing breaks, mostly through Orange County and San Diego, will have more consistent waist-chest high surf…and a couple of inconsistent shoulder high sets on the morning tide push. The NW facing spots will have a few waves but it will be almost entirely local windswell…expect mostly knee-knee high+ at the average breaks and knee-waist high at the top spots.

Winds look good for the morning. Most areas will see light and variable conditions with a few of spots with passes and canyons ending at the beach seeing light offshore flow. Look for light winds through the first part of the day with building W wind around 10-knots moving in through the afternoon.





While it doesn’t look epic tomorrow, it does look like the combination of leftover swell, clean morning conditions, and an early morning low tide will throw together a few playful/rideable waves at the exposed areas. I expect the sets to be a little inconsistent even at the top breaks so expect a bit of wait between the bigger waves. I think you might want to consider taking boards that work better in smaller waves tomorrow…as the tide fills in and the swell continues to drop off you are going to want something that can squeeze a little more zing out of the leftovers.

Here are the tides…

01:05AM LDT 3.5 H
05:43AM LDT 2.4 L
12:09PM LDT 5.2 H
08:00PM LDT 0.8 L

12 comments:

Foreign Devil said...

Love your forecasts. Don't suppose you have a sister site in the Bay Area (where I'll be for the next month)?

Anonymous said...

Man your forecast have been way off the last couple of weeks Adam, what has happened to you? I mean Monday and today just sucked for surf, and looks like tomorrow might be the real SW we have been waiting for, but you say it will be smaller? Im confused where you are getting your info from these days, off the top of your head? I just hate reading your forecast then going to the right surf spot and it being crap, it has been like this for sometime. Lets try and forecast real surf and not these little nothing swells that we have been getting..

deckmanx said...

Dude, anonymous #1, surf was super fun Monday and today in Oceanside in the mornings. Where were you?

Anonymous said...

he prolly surf seal beach...so donkey

Anonymous said...

that guy doesn't know what he is talking about. my beachbreak was very fun on monday and tuesday. epic, no. but very rideable and even baby barrels were had by all, you betcha!

keep up the good work, adam!

SC fool said...

There are many factors that go into surf forecasting and it is impossible to account for them all. I was also expecting the swell on Tuesday to have a little more zing, based on Adams forecast. (Part of the problem was the early morning low tide left my sand bar almost dry.) But how can you complain. It is free and I feel it is just as good if not better than any other swell forecast for Orange County. Thank you Adam.

Anonymous said...

do some of you know what good waves are.last week was awesome in oceanside and monday was fun real early before high tide. but yesterday was terrible i even traveled to uppers and it was nothing great. today was horrible huge fog banks and howling north winds. the only thing consistent in the report was wave height. pray that the offshores make it to the beach

Anonymous said...

depends where you are, guys. IB has had great waves everyday this week so far, and that includes today with the thick fog.

Anonymous said...

I dunno..I think your doing a pretty good job. I surfed 52 street tuesday and it was good combo swell head high just like you called it. Some dustfart on a kneeboard got a sic one. Keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

anonymous #1 prob doesnt even surf he is prob a dick dragger. Have fun on your sponge douche bag.




Sincerely,


The local who will always know where to get better waves than you...

Anonymous said...

to the guy who thinks! hes a local and thinks! he knows where the better waves are lose the attitude learn to appreciate all water sports for what they are. chances are your one of the jerks i've told to get out of the water. if you weren't born near the beach chances are you aren't a real local you just think you are. spouting your mouth off just shows how moronic, and what a jerk you are. you don't know anonymous #1 maybe he's been surfing twice as long as you. this goes for anybody else who thinks there somebody in this overpopulated surf crowd these days.

Anonymous said...

ha you blow too custard fuck