Monday, November 2, 2009

Tuesday’s Surf – still a few fun ones hiding out there

Tuesday will be an ok/marginal surf day in select areas…but both the tide and the generally small swell will cause problems at times.

Swellwise we are going to see a mix of holding/fading NW swells (290-300 but with most of the energy above the 295-degree mark) and some background SW energy (200-220). The NW’er is pretty steeply angled so it is only showing at the really exposed winter breaks…check out how is filters through the nearshore islands on the CDIP…

The average spots are going to see just a minor touch of the NW energy and the background SW swell…so they are going to stay on the small side…mostly in the knee-waist high range. Standout NW facing spots in Ventura, the South Bay, and San Diego, will be in the waist-chest high range with a couple of bigger sets mixing in on the lower tides.

Winds look good again…mostly light and variable to light-offshore for the morning. W winds around 10-12 knots will build up in the afternoon but shouldn’t be bad enough to chunk up shape horribly, I would keep an eye on a potential clean-up near the end of the day.

Like I said it will be surfable, even sort-of fun, in the areas with NW exposure…or really good NW combo spots. It won’t, however, be all that consistent or big even at the top breaks. I would plan on trying to avoid the high tide, and sticking to your small wave gear…mostly longboards at the average spots but you might be able to get away with a thicker fishy board at a few of the standout breaks that can handle a little bit more tide.

Here are the tides…have a good one.

02:08AM LST 1.8 L
08:17AM LST 6.3 H
03:36PM LST -0.7 L
09:54PM LST 3.7 H

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