Monday, February 8, 2010

Tuesday’s Surf – Swell drops a little and more freaking rain

Tuesday will be surfable…at least through the morning. (The water still looks like poo from the weekend so keep that in mind).

Look for our mix of W-NW swell to back down on Tuesday…particularly through the morning. Early on we will see a mix of fading W-NW leftovers from the weekend…enough to get out and ride…but smaller than the last couple of days. New building WNW-NW windswell will start to creep up by late in the afternoon and more as we head into sundown. Chance of rain moving in around mid-afternoon and holding overnight into Wednesday. Stupid rain.

Surfwise the average spots are going to see chest-shoulder high surf. The standout WNW-NW facing spots, in Ventura, the South Bay, and South San Diego, will see chest-head high surf with some overhead sets still mixing in on the lower tides.

Winds look ok for the morning…mostly light and variable winds early on…with a few pockets of light texture here and there. Look for building W-WNW winds around 10-15 knots with gusts hitting 20 knots by late in the day…chance for showers and thunderstorms as well.

If you don’t mind the sub-par water quality there will be some semi-clean waves on tap tomorrow…unfortunately there is another storm moving into the area that will start to whip up some more wind and rain. This is one of those inside-slider type storms so we won’t get a ton of southerly winds before the front…just the front and the WNW-NW winds that come right behind it. Your best bet is to find a spot that has good WNW-NW exposure and some wind protection for the morning...and then just sort of watching the rain fall and the wind blow during the afternoon.

There is a little size difference between the counties…so make sure to check out the regional forecast 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…

02/09/2010 Tuesday
05:57AM LST 5.1 H
01:28PM LST -0.5 L
08:00PM LST 3.5 H

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