Thursday, October 1, 2009

Surf for Friday – Another clean morning

Friday is looking pretty surfable…but dropping swell and fat (without the ph), morning tide may keep many spots from being all that good.

During the morning we will have a mix of dropping WNW windswell and some leftover S-SW swell (190-210). By the afternoon the WNW-NW windswell will actually start to edge back up (thanks to increasing onshore winds).

So for most of the average spots, basically breaks with less exposure to the mix or that get shut down by the higher tides, we will have surf in the knee-waist high range. The top S-SW facing spots and the good combo breaks will be in the waist-chest high range on most of the sets…but there may be a couple of slightly bigger peaks on the lower tides…don’t hold your breath for those though.

Winds look good for the morning…mostly light and variable to light offshore for all areas early. Winds start to shift onshore by midday building 10-15 knots for most spots by later in the afternoon...NW’erly for Santa Barbara down through LA Counties…possibly spinning up some eddyish SW’erly winds for OC and San Diego.

Morning Winds

Afternoon Winds

Well I would say that the dawn patrol would be your best bet…but that 5’ high tide at 8:45ish isn’t doing us any favors…so the early morning surf window might be sort of short before the tide kills it off at a lot of spots. Basically it will be cleaner in the morning but a bit sluggish, or you can surf as we head towards the lower tide but risk getting tweaked by onshore bump. Sticking to exposed spots that don’t mind the tide as much might be the call…I would stick to your small wave gear tomorrow, you might be able to chew into the rising tide a little further.

Here are the tides…

02:37AM LDT 0.6 L
08:41AM LDT 5.1 H
02:56PM LDT 0.9 L
08:49PM LDT 4.9 H

1 comment:

Daniel said...

Thanks for the killer reports Adam!

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