Monday, March 8, 2010

Tuesday’s onshore wind – go away wind!

Tuesday won’t be a surf day…and since you aren’t surfing you will have more time to create awesome t-shirts.

We will have a mix of building NW windswell (290-300), some background WNW-NW energy (285-300), and a touch of SW swell (200-220). Unfortunately for the swell mix the wind generating the windswell will be coming right along with it…so we can expect steady WNW-NW winds blowing throughout the day.

Look for waist-chest high surf at the average exposed breaks while the standout NW facing spots, mostly through Southern San Diego, see some shoulder-head high+ sets. The steeper angle on the NW windswell is going to keep it from reaching most spots…but there will be a few areas in Ventura, the South Bay, and Southern San Diego that will be able to squeeze some size from it.

A weak cold front moves through Monday night and helps set up some NW winds for Tuesday. Look for WNW-NW winds around 10-12 knots for the morning and then gusts hitting 15-25 knots by the afternoon. Increasing cloudiness but not really any rain expected.

The current forecast run isn’t even showing a glimmer of a morning clean up…but we do have some swell in the water, which means that you might as well do a quick cam check at spots with some exposure to the NW energy…just in case skynet, working with the dolphins, has corrupted the computer models and doesn’t want humans to surf anymore so it is screwing up the wind forecast…I am not saying that it is likely, just don’t rule it out.

Make sure to check out the regional forecasts for the details for each county so you can find out how windy it will be at your favorite spots.

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…

03/09/2010 Tuesday
04:39AM LST 4.3 H
12:17PM LST 0.0 L
07:03PM LST 3.5 H
11:54PM LST 2.3 L

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Offshore and firing!, thank you certin unnamed oc spot.Hope Wednesday offers much of the same.