Monday, April 26, 2010

Monday’s Surf – if the forecast is posted as 1:15am is it still a forecast?

Monday will be rideable but there since I have had to take the dog out to poop like 14 times tonight I have had a chance to watch the wind a bit…and in South HB you can feel the eddy spinning around a little.

At this point I expect the eddy to lighten up but stay consistent throughout the first part of the day…so while it will be rideable, spots that are susceptible to southerly winds will have a little texture…maybe even enough to keep those open spots a bit crumbly.

Swellwise we are going to have a mix of S-SW swells (mostly SW now…205-220) and some background, fading WNW-NW windswell. You can see how the swell is hitting the Oceanside buoy this evening (ok middle of the night).

Sizewise most spots will be in the waist-chest high range with some occasional bigger sets on the lower tides. The tide will keep things pretty swampy so try and bring gear that will let you have a little more fun with softer/mushier surf. The standout areas, mostly South South OC and parts of Northern SD, will be more consistently in the chest high range but wuth some shoulder high sets mixing in on those lower tides again.

Like I said above…look for overcast skies and a bit of southerly SSE flow early on and then more, building S-SW winds around 10-12 knots through midmorning. These wind eventually shift more westerly around 10-14 knots for the afternoon.

Un fortunately we are back in the race between the tide and the wind…but you will have a much better shot at at getting waves at surf at spots with a bit more wind protection and the ablility to push some rideable shape through the lower tides.

Here are the tides…here is a good start to the week!

Here are the tides…

04/26/2010 Monday
02:31AM LDT -0.3 L
08:26AM LDT 4.4 H
02:16PM LDT 0.5 L
08:24PM LDT 5.9 H


Anonymous said...

steam and mash potatoes....

Surfsister said...

Yeah, it sucked. Between the backwash and the wind, this session was horrible. You were right. And I thank you for all of these free forecasts (even though I didn't see the one for today until just now).

Anonymous said...

Pretty small but fun and clean, high tide made for some fun bouncy close to shore action. Hey you dont really need a killer paddle out anyways right.

Anonymous said...

When the ocean looks like it does right now (small, windy, onshore, gray skies, fog), it's time to head to the desert and do some fishing.

Anonymous said...

Fish require water, desert=no water, you ok buddy?

Anonymous said...

i am going to go ahead and take over the frocast from here adam...tuesday small but nice conditions...wedsday more nw and sw but trashed try early watch for tide..thursday more size and weather...friday still fun size more weather.find south facing nook early watch you can take a few days of.