Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Flatness for Thursday – Not much to ride

Thursday will not be a surf day.

Our swell mix will continue to wind down on Thursday…and while it won’t go totally flat everywhere in Socal it will certainly feel like it. Swellwise we are going to see the weak leftovers from our NW swell (295-300 now), some small/inconsistent SW energy (200-220), and almost nominal windswell energy that is just sort of swirling around on the buoys.

Average spots are going to be ankle-knee high through the morning…a little closer to knee high before (and after) the high tide swamps things out. Top NW facing spots, mostly through parts of San Diego, will hit around knee-waist high with a few rare waist high+ sets on the lower tides.

Winds are forecast to be light tomorrow morning but we are expecting a weak cold front to push down the coast over Socal throughout the day. If the front speeds up there is a chance we would see some building onshore texture in some areas. Look for building W-WSW winds around 10-12 knots by the afternoon…not enough to really blow out the protected spots, but we have no surf so whatever. Even the wind model is sort of ambivalent for tomorrow…almost like it can’t be bothered to make up its mind…it must be ticked that we don’t have any surf too.

Really the best bet tomorrow is going to be surfing your pillow…that is what I am planning on doing…but if you absolutely have to surf (some sort of OCD thing you have) then try and get to the beach early before the tide gets to high and the winds come up to much.

Here are the tides

03:16AM LST 2.4 L
09:33AM LST 6.2 H (don’t surf here)
05:16PM LST -0.6 L
11:57PM LST 3.5 H

Remember the new regional forecasts are up and running…

Santa Barbara -
Ventura -
Los Angeles -
Orange County -
San Diego -

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