Sunday, December 27, 2009

Surf For Monday – Back in the Saddle

Monday is going to be a surf day…in some places a very good surf day

Our pretty solid WNW swell (280-300) will be holding through Monday morning, well really throughout the whole day, but losing a little steam by the afternoon. There is a small mix of S-SW swells that are hiding in the background but it seems like they are mostly getting steamrolled by the stronger NPAC swell, but will occasionally throw a crease into the longer WNW lines at the really good combo spots.

Surfwise…look for the average W-WNW facing breaks to have surf in the chest-head high range with some overhead sets mixing in. Better WNW spots, with more direct exposure to the swell, will be in the shoulder-overhead range with sets going a couple of feet overhead at times.

Standout NW facing breaks, like those in Ventura, the South Bay, and San Diego (particularly Southern San Diego), will have consistent surf in the head high to a couple-of-feet-overhead range with some sets going a few feet overhead…maybe a little bigger on better parts of the tide swing.

Weather/wind look good tomorrow…look for light to moderate offshore winds through the morning…going mostly NE for Ventura and Santa Barbara and then shifting more ENE’erly as you head down into LA, OC, and SD. Winds are expected to stay light most of the day…shifting a little more northerly by later in the afternoon. If we get lucky it looks like clean conditions could stick around in many spots for most of the day. Man I love winter winds.

Points and Reefs are definitely going to have the best, most makeable, shape…with points/reefs in Ventura, the South Bay and San Diego seeing the most size. Beach breaks will be pretty lined up unless you are lucky enough to have some sort of structure to break things up or a serious sandbar. The water is freaking cold, might be worth breaking out the 4/3.

Here are the tides…hope you guys had a good Christmas!

12/28/2009 Monday

05:36AM LST 5.8 H
01:18PM LST -0.5 L
07:43PM LST 3.3 H
11:59PM LST 2.2 L


Anonymous said...

offshore barrels today (27th) not nearly as big as the forecasted size tho, o well its winter thats how it goes, wheres everyone surfin tomorrow?

Cerberus said...

Man, I am glad to see you back!

Anonymous said...

Not in the bermuda triangle for west swells from south huntington to south laguna where west swells disapear leaving barely a trace and only small wave aficianados (avocados) like 27th guy , above.
I hope your back is ok from trying to squish up in those guiness book of records worlds smallest barrels.

Anonymous said...

dumb peach! "27th" referred to the day not the spot, i know that you really surf newport- dana point and keep its secrets guarded by spreading disimformation,... i mean hb was firing guys, everyone go/stay up there!!1!

spencer said...

Hope you had a good Christmas too Adam

surf lessons los angeles said...

Yay a few in L.A.! Thanks for the forecast!