Sunday, March 7, 2010

Monday’s Surf – Hello springtime

Monday does not look like a surf day…though there may be a small surf window early in the morning at a few of the most protected spots.

Our swell will be a mix of steep NW windswell (290-300+), some small medium period NW energy (290-300), and some background SW swell (200-220). In the morning both of the NW swells will be pretty steeply angled so it looks like they will skip past most spots thanks to shadowing from both Point Conception and the nearshore islands…but they will turn a little more westerly (along with the wind) as we head into the afternoon so eventually the WNW facing breaks will get a bit of a bump in windswell energy too.

Average spots…pretty much from Ventura on down through OC…will have surf in the knee-waist high range with a few chest high sets sneaking into the better exposed combo spots. The NW energy will hit San Diego a little better so expect a little more size down that way…most of SD will be in the waist-chest high range (particularly in North SD)…the top South SD spots will be more chest-head high with some inconsistent overhead sets mixing in. Unfortunately SD is going to be a lot more exposed to the wind…so it will pay a price in shape to have the bigger waves.

Winds not looking so hot for Monday. It looks like there is a little variable flow right along the coast from Santa Barbara down through the South Bay…but OC and San Diego can expect WNW-NW winds around 10-15 knots setting up pretty fast around sunrise. All areas will have WNW-NW winds around 10-20 knots for the afternoon with some 25+ knot winds setting up as you get closer to SB/VEN areas.

So, mostly small and windy on Monday, with plenty of cold water thanks to the wind that blew through on Sunday…my that makes Monday’s surf sound like so much fun. If you are jonesing for some waves, and you live really close to the beach in Ventura or LA, it might be worth a quick check early in the morning…but if you miss the dawn patrol I wouldn’t waste a lot of time looking for waves. Personally I am going to be surfing my pillow a little longer in the morning.

Make sure to check out the regional forecasts for the details for each county.

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…have a great week!

03/08/2010 Monday
03:16AM LST 4.2 H
11:26AM LST 0.3 L
06:37PM LST 3.2 H
10:49PM LST 2.7 L


Anonymous said...

*pushes the fastforeward through march button*

Anonymous said...