Friday, October 9, 2009

Waves for the Weekend – Small but clean

Both Saturday and Sunday are looking surfable…but expect mostly smaller surf sizes and sort of funky morning tides to keep shape on the slow-soft side.

On Saturday we are going to see a mix of fading S-SSW swell (180-210) and some background NW energy. Look for the average spots to hold around the knee-waist high range…while the standout S facing breaks see slightly larger chest high sets through the lower tides.

Sunday will be slightly bigger as more SW swell (200-220) starts to filter into exposed breaks and we see a tiny increase in WNW-NW energy at the really good combo breaks. The average spots will still see mostly knee-waist high waves with a few chest high sets starting to slip through if your spot has some SW exposure. The standout breaks will continue to hold in the waist-chest high range…with a couple chest-high+ sets sneaking through at times.

Winds look good for both days…light and variable through the mornings…near glassy in most areas. WNW winds around 10-14 knots build in through the afternoons.

Saturday morning winds

Sunday Morning Winds

Overall not a super exciting surf weekend…but rideable if you can get on it during the lower tides. The high tides will pretty much kill it off…so don’t spend a lot of time looking for waves during those times. I would stick to the small wave gear…fishy boards or longboards for most spots. Again don’t plan on a lot of waves coming through…or very much size…but at least it will be sort of rideable in the better exposed areas.

Here are the tides…have a great weekend!

04:40AM LDT 3.3 H
06:49AM LDT 3.2 L
01:46PM LDT 5.1 H
10:13PM LDT 0.3 L

05:46AM LDT 3.6 H
09:32AM LDT 3.2 L
03:26PM LDT 4.9 H
11:22PM LDT 0.2 L

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