Sunday, January 24, 2010

Monday’s Surf – Some playful leftovers

Monday will be a surf day…it won’t be as big as the weekend but it will have clean conditions and slowly improving water quality.

On Monday we are going to see a mix of fading W-WNW energy (275-300) from the swell that held over the weekend. It won’t fade completely away but expect a pretty significant drop compared to the last couple of days.

Average W facing breaks are going to back down to the chest-shoulder high range with a few rare bigger sets still mixing in on the lower tides. Standout WNW-NW facing breaks will see surf in the shoulder-head high range with a few of the top breaks seeing some overhead+ set. There is another push of WNW-NW swell that starts to show late on Monday but it doesn’t look like much energy will sneak in before the sun sets.

Winds look good for the morning with mostly light and variable to light offshore flow setting up for the first part of the day. It does look a little sloppy by the afternoon though…W winds around 10-15 knots will develop and we may even see some 20-knot gusts through parts of LA and Ventura.

Overall…not a super great surf day…but still plenty rideable at the right spots. The water quality continues to be an issue…it was still looking like a big ol’ pot of brown nastiness when I took the boys on the morning surf check…it will have had a couple of dry days under its belt so the risk might not be soooo bad, but if you can’t afford to get sick you might want to avoid it still. The tide is starting to get a bit high in the morning as well…so you will probably have more luck at spots that can handle a little extra water.

Regional/County Forecasts

Santa Barbara Surf Forecast
Ventura County Surf Forecast
Los Angeles County Surf Forecast
Orange County Surf Forecast
San Diego Surf Forecast

Here are the tides…

01/25/2010 Monday
04:15AM LST 5.1 H
12:20PM LST -0.1 L
07:03PM LST 2.9 H
10:44PM LST 2.4 L

Also here is a link to the Down The Line – Talk Radio show…I am doing a weekly forecast update during the beginning of the show…so you can hear me be a goofball on the radio now too…

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