Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Waves for Wednesday – Still clean and still fading

Wednesday will be rideable in a few areas but the overall fading swell will keep it from being much of a surf day.

We are going to have a mix of backing off NW swell (290-300), a small fading SW swell (200-220), and a touch of local NW windswell.

Average NW/SW exposed spots will be in the knee-waist high range…with a couple of rare plus sets on the lower tides. Top NW facing spots, mostly through San Diego, will be in the chest high+ range on inconsistent sets.

Winds look good, pretty similar to Tuesday’s conditions with more light and variable to light offshore flow for the morning. Some patchy fog and overcast skies will still linger through the morning so watch for a little funky/bump around the edges of the fog bank. Afternoon winds come onshore out of the W-WNW around 10-12+ knots.

Like I said…overall it will be rideable but it doesn’t look like it will be super fun...just sort of mushy/soft as the swell period shortens up and fairly small for most spots. I think you can get out and ride a couple…but I wouldn’t spend a ton of time looking for waves tomorrow. Your best bet is going to be the NW facing breaks that like a little higher tide, though you are going to want to bring your small wave gear even to the best breaks.

Here are the tides…

11/11/2009 Wednesday
05:05AM LST 5.0 H
11:24AM LST 1.4 L
04:56PM LST 4.3 H
11:13PM LST 0.7 L

I have the regional/county forecasts up and running so make sure you check them for more details on your local spots.

Santa Barbara - http://socalforecastsb.blogspot.com/
Ventura - http://socalforecastven.blogspot.com/
Los Angeles - http://socalforecastla.blogspot.com/
Orange County - http://socalforecastoc.blogspot.com/
San Diego - http://socalforecastsd.blogspot.com/

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