Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Surf for Tuesday - Burning the midnight oil

Tuesday will be a surf day

There will be a mix of leftover NW energy from the weekend, some background S-SW swell (180-210)…but the majority of the surf will be a mix of new SW swell (205-220) and some smaller medium-period NW swell (290-300). Overall the combo looks pretty fun...but you are going to want to be in the right spot since both swells have some shadowing issues.

Most spots will be in the waist-chest high range…with a little more consistency showing on the tide push. The standout SW facing spots, particularly the ones that can pull in some of the NW energy, will see surf in the chest-shoulder high range with some inconsistent head high sets (again on the lower tides).

Winds/Weather: Winds look ok…but winds further off the coast are threatening to spin up the eddy a bit. Look for mostly variable to light/variable winds for most spots…the cleanest conditions will likely set up through SB down through the South Bay. OC and SD may have a touch of S-SW texture in a few spots.

I think it has the potental for some funlyness. It won't be great for most areas due to shadowing from Point Conception and the nearshore islands...but there wiil be enough juice in the water that it will be able to push in a few fun waves that could combo up for some playful sections here and there.

I would put in the tides but I am going to fall asleep at my desk and I want to get up and try and surf a midmorning session. One thing before I sign off though...I know a few of you are getting frustrated on the forecast "posts" namely that they aren't all that consistent in their timing. Generally I try to hit a 5-6pm forecast update...but being a mostly one man show means that occasionally I have to push around the update times so I can help with the kids/dogs/superheros. Thit week+ it has been a nearly catostrophic computer failure...which is now fixed we should be back on the normal afternoon/early evening update times.


Anonymous said...

ha ha. you have the lemmings trained . . . "where's my forecast!!!!"

screw 'em - you cannot rush art

Anonymous said...

No worries, man. Keep on being a good Dad/Husband first. There are always more waves.

Anonymous said...

I love your forecasts Adam... your blog is GREATLY appreciated!

Anonymous said...

love what you do, adam.
sharing a passion takes courage.

Anonymous said...

You are providing a great service to us all and we appreciate it. No worries on the update times, you have a life to live first.

Surfsister said...

What they all said!!

Anonymous said...

Pretty sure everyone who entered the water before 10am in newport came out of a barrel today
How was south county?

Anonymous said...

South county was going off. I know, since I drove down from north county.

There was one set that had 50 waves - I caught 3 of them over the span of 10 minutes.

I thought I was going to have a heart attack after the last one as I frantically paddled back up the point.

Anonymous said...

^^^ @#!$&*@ rant!!!