Sunday, November 29, 2009

Surf for Monday – Clean Conditions and some overlapping WNW-NW swell

Monday looks like a surf day for the “exposed areas”…unfortunately those will be fewer and farther between as the combo of higher tide and a steeper swell angle will keep the lesser exposed (or tide sensitive) spots from being very much fun.

In the water we are going to have a mix of fading WNW energy (280-300) backing down from the weekend, some new NW energy (290-300) from a marginal storm out in the NPAC, and some weak SW swell (200-220) from the ever consistent (but never very good) stretch of fetch SE of New Zealand.

Average breaks, those with some exposure to the NW, will be in the waist-chest high range on Monday…consistency won’t be the best, and the tide will swamp it out at times, but there will be some rideable waves. The top NW spots, in Ventura, the South Bay, and San Diego, will be more in the chest-shoulder high range but with an occasional head high set sneaking through the San Diego hot spots.

Winds look ok…mostly light and variable through the morning with some weak offshore flow near the passes and canyons. Expect clean conditions through the dawn patrol and then some building NW-WNW winds around 10-14 knots for the afternoon.

So like I said…it will be a surf day tomorrow if you head to the right area…if your spot is too shadowed or if it gets worked by the tide then you are going to have to slog through some marginal shape and inconsistent sets. The NW standouts will be the call tomorrow but due to the dropping swell mix I don’t think it will be worth driving all that far. I would probably stick to boards that can handle the extra-water and smaller surf…just so you can maximize the fun.

Here are the tides...

11/30/2009 Monday
12:29AM LST 1.9 L
06:43AM LST 6.1 H (back again!)
02:07PM LST -0.7 L
08:23PM LST 3.6 H

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the epic forecasts! appreciate the call on what board to bring as well.