Thursday, December 31, 2009

Surf for Friday – Happy New Year’s Swampthing!

Friday will be a surf day…if the winds hold past the high tide that peaks right during the morning session.

In the water we will still have some WNW-NW swell (285-300) holding and some much smaller S-SW pulses sneaking into the combo areas. The morning is going to be really swampy with a 6.5’+ high tide hitting around 8:45am.

Most spots will be in the waist-chest high range with some inconsistent shoulder high sets on the lower tides. The standout NW facing breaks will be in the chest-head high range with some overhead sets coming through on the lower tides. Expect a lot of softies through the morning and then a bit of a drain on the sets and the surf shape as the nearly 7’ high tide drops to a negative 1.5-1.7’ low. With luck the mix of swells will be able to set up at least a few hour window between the two extremes.

Weather looks good tomorrow…mostly light winds and clear skies (with some patchy fog). Look for mostly light and variable to light offshore winds through the morning. NW winds around 10-15 knots move in through the afternoon but may try to lay down later in the evening.

Since most of us have a holiday tomorrow you should have a little more flexibility to work around the tide…if your spot has some wind protection I would definitely wait for less water. I took the morning drive here on Thursday and that morning tide buried it almost everywhere.

Have a good one…and a happy new year!

Here are the tides…

01/01/2010 Friday
02:31AM LST 1.8 L
08:37AM LST 6.8 H swampy
04:00PM LST -1.6 L drainy
10:23PM LST 4.0 H


Anonymous said...

so adam why are you giving us this super crazy big high tide right in the middle of the morning?

Anonymous said...

Hippy Nude Year!

Anonymous said...

yeah, that high tide was killer, for sure. i waited and waited for the conditions to get better once the high tide dropped, but it never really happened.

happy new year!

Anonymous said...

wtf is wrong with people, theres 30 guys out in the water, new years day. aren't people supposed to be curled up on the floor too hungover to move? so people surf with hangovers now? its like 1-2 ft. and below freezing water and its a zoo out there.

Anonymous said...

cold water cures a hangover, and 2 foot waves wont drown the sluggish drunks

Newquay Surfer said...

Best Wishes for the New Year!

Anonymous said...

this morning (saturday) is a joke. crowded, but why I have no idea. cold and beyond swampy; it's a freakin mini-tsunami high-tide out there.

Surfsister said...

I waited out the tide. Caught my break of choice just as it woke up. The crowd wasn't on it yet. My session was just fine.

Happy New Year, Adam!! Thanks for all you do for us!!