Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Waves for Wednesday – a little more juice

Wednesday will be a surf day…though we still have to power through the midmorning high tide swamp.

In the water we are going to see a mix of slowly fading SW swell (200-220), some building NW energy (290-300), and some small local windswell that is hanging in the background.



The average spots are going to hold around waist-chest high on most sets coming through…it will be primarily the NW swell mix so look for the most consistent surf at spots with exposure to that direction. The SW facing spots will be less consistent, but about the same size on the sets. Standout breaks, mostly the top NW/SW spots and the best combo spots, will be in the chest-shoulder high range on sets with a few bigger head high sets on the lower tides.

Winds look good…mostly light offshore through the morning, with a couple of pockets of variable direction texture. There is a chance for some morning fog again…very patchy like the last time…but it may whip up a little bump if it settles on your region. Afternoon winds are supposed to be mellow…but look for building onshore bump for the most exposed areas as winds pick up a bit out of the NW by mid-afternoon.



It won’t be great tomorrow…but the mix of swells, one of which will be fairly consistent, and the nice conditions will make a good case to at least paddle around a bit. The tides will be a bit problematic but even with the extra water there are still a few corners to find. I think that your best bet is going to be the good combo spots during the dawn patrol…with the best shape at the beach breaks that can handle a bit of tide…though the points/reefs will be an ok fallback.

Here are the tides…hope you get some humpday love.

04:36AM LDT 2.4 L
10:49AM LDT 5.7 H
06:28PM LDT 0.1 L

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

What is this crap?!? "I think that your best bet is going to be the good combo spots during the dawn patrol…with the best shape at the beach breaks that can handle a bit of tide…though the points/reefs will be an ok fallback"

Make up yr mind, ya armchair forecaster! :)

~ Anonymous 1

Adam Wright said...

Sorry maybe I should have clarified a little bit.

Best Shape at the high-tide combo beach breaks.

OK shape, but not the best, at the high-tide points and reefs that have some combo exposure. Fun but not as good as they would be on a pure 1 direction swell.

Anonymous said...

You're a good man Adam Wright ;)

Thanks for clarifying!

Anonymous said...

Actually, it was pretty freakin' good again.

Anonymous said...

I understood it just fine. had a blast at local beachbreak early this morning

dafox said...

It won’t be great tomorrow…

heh, I disagree. local hollow beach break was absolutely silly fun. chest-head+ with backdoor peaks *everywhere*. hell, even had a 2 barrel overhead wave. havent had one of those in years in OC

Anonymous said...

Hey Adam, just hit Anonymous 1 the your armchair! Your forecast was easily understood.

Anonymous said...

How about the last Anonymous A-hole shove a bar of wax up his pinehole!