Thursday, February 4, 2010

Funky Friday – Morning Leftovers followed by some new storm action (with kung-fu grip)

Friday is not looking like a surf day for most areas…we have a new storm moving into the area bringing S wind and rain.

Don’t totally count out the surf for every spot though…a lot is going to depend on how the storm behaves…and if things go well we might see some pockets of cleanliness at the protected breaks.

Swellwise we are going to start off with mostly leftovers…so we can expect rideable but mostly small surf on tap for the morning, with the biggest waves at the top NW facing breaks. A new, stormy W-WNW swell (260-300) will start to arrive through the day, showing mostly in Santa Barbara and Ventura during actual daylight, and then filling in the more southern regions after dark.

Average WNW facing breaks will be in the knee-waist high range while the standout NW exposed spots will have some inconsistent chest-shoulder high sets still sneaking in. Ventura and Santa Barbara will see size start to build up late in the day but I don’t think it will get all that big before sunset…maybe a few more shoulder-head high sets at the standout breaks before nightfall.

Winds and weather are looking a bit stormy with S-SE winds 10-15 knots showing across the county for the morning and then gusts hitting up around 20-25+ knots for the afternoon. Showers are expected to push south through the day as well so expect things to get a little damp later in the day.

Like I said above conditions are going to be completely tied to the cold-front…if it lags, or comes in faster than the current forecast then surf shape will change. So, as always, I recommend keeping a “weather eye” on conditions, particularly through the afternoon as the new swell starts to filter in…local winds might do something positive and open a window of fun. (Don’t hold your breath though).

Make sure to check the regional forecasts to see how the swell mix affects the different stretches of coastline.

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…

02/05/2010 Friday
01:29AM LST 4.9 H
09:07AM LST 0.8 L
03:06PM LST 2.6 H
07:30PM LST 2.0 L

1 comment:

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