Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Waves for Wednesday – Mostly weak leftovers

Wednesday will not be much of a surf day.

There will be a mix of leftover WNW-NW swell (285-300), some local windswell, and some trace SW energy. Unfortunately there won’t really be enough energy to punch through the high morning tide…and the swell will continue to back off even as the tide finally starts to drain out.

Look for most of the average WNW-NW facing spots to be in the knee-thigh high range with inconsistent and swampy shape through the morning. A few of the better than average NW combo spots may have some waist high+ sets but again they will be inconsistent and pretty soft through the first part of the day. Standout NW facing breaks, mostly those through San Diego, a few parts of Ventura, and the best breaks in the South Bay, will have some knee-waist high waves with some very occasional chest high+ sets.

Winds look only ok (as opposed to OK)…most spots will see some light/variable winds through the morning with a general sort of onshore tint to it. The morning sickness shouldn’t be as bad as it was (in some spots) on Tuesday since the winds are forecast to lay down a bit more tonight…but expect a little texture/crumble to the more exposed breaks.

Overall it will be another small/soft/slow swell-tide shutdown tomorrow morning. Yeah you might find a few little peaks on the really shallow sandbars, or at breaks that really like the NW swell mix, but it won’t be worth hunting around a lot for waves…really you might just want to give the cameras a check in the morning since it won’t be worth burning too much of your gasoline (which is getting close to being liquid gold again!). If you HAVE to surf, like some of you do…bring your big boards…I don’t think you are going to get much fun out of your fish unless you weigh like 80lbs.

Here are the tides…

12/02/2009 Wednesday
01:46AM LST 2.1 L
07:59AM LST 6.7 H
03:31PM LST -1.2 L
09:58PM LST 3.6 H

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