Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Waves for Wednesday – A few fun ones…before the tide drowns it

Wednesday is looking rideable for most areas and even sort of a Surf Day at the top WNW-NW spots. It won’t be great by any stretch of the imagination…but it won’t be totally flat and the winds look pretty good so at least that is something.

In the water we will have a mix of overlapping WNW swells…a blend of short and long-period energy coming in from around the (285-300) degree range. Small SW swells continue to sneak in through the background. Unfortunately the swell mix doesn’t have a lot of oomph to it and the tide still stays pretty high through most of the day…so plan on sticking to your small wave boards.

Wave heights at the average spots will hold in the ankle-waist high range with a few inconsistent chest high sets showing on the better parts of the tide swing. Top NW facing breaks will be in the waist-chest high range with a few chest high+ sets at times. Shape will continue to be pretty soft, but if you have the right equipment and some shallow sand it is manageable.

Weather will be good again…light offshore to light and variable winds through the morning. Mild-moderate WNW flow around 10-12 knots picks up through late afternoon but won’t totally blow things apart.

Like I said…nothing exciting…just a small, soft WNW mix lapping in under light winds. Bring gear that can handle the mushburgers (and a good attitude) and you will probably have some occasional fun.

Regional Forecasts are back up again…(now with more awesomeness!) Give ‘em a check when you get a chance.

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…

01/06/2010 Wednesday
01:33AM LST 4.8 H
08:01AM LST 1.5 L
01:22PM LST 3.6 H
07:38PM LST 0.9 L

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