Monday, April 19, 2010

Tuesday’s Surf – rideable S-SW swell, NW windswell combo

Tuesday will be rideable in the morning…maybe even a bit playful at the right spot…but it doesn’t look outstanding and there is a nasty looking storm front looming out the back.

In the water we are going to have a mix of overlapping SSW-SW swells (190-220)…a new one filled in on Monday and there will still be some remnants from the weekend.

The average exposed spots will continue to be in the waist-chest high range…with the better S-SW exposed breaks seeing some shoulder high sets. The standout S-SW facing breaks and the excellent combo spots can expect more consistent chest-shoulder high surf with some head high sets.

Winds look light and variable for Tuesday morning…but conditions are sort of fragile so expect some early onshore texture starting to creep in fairly quickly through midmorning and then more S-SW flow around 10-14 knots building in through the afternoon. Winds look stronger and more southerly for Santa Barbara and Ventura as the new storm front approaches.

Not super excited about the surf on Tuesday…but there will be waves at spots with SSW-SW exposure, particularly through the morning...and for once the tides will be sort of cooperating With the front bearing down on us (read the long-range forecast ) I would keep an eye on winds…if it speeds up or stalls it will tweak the arrival times of the winds, which could mean that we see cleaner conditions or a total mess…basically if you wake up in the morning and 15-20 knot W winds are blowing…go back to bed. If they aren’t…well I still might check the interweb for the latest details.

Here are the tides…(happy 420 day for those that celebrate that sort of thing...)

04/20/2010 Tuesday
01:01AM LDT 4.8 H
09:15AM LDT -0.1 L
04:44PM LDT 3.1 H
08:18PM LDT 2.8 L


Anonymous said...

I am for sure one who celebrates that sort of thing...)
word verification = kush

Anonymous said...

No wind, got excited, checked CDIP, yeah, packed my stuff, drove 2 blocks, saw the power plant straight back.

Sh!t. Came out @ PCH, took a look and did a U-turn. Got back in time to make the wife some coffee.

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

yup. terrible this morning in south la. glad i got my fix in oc over the weekend.

Anonymous said...

que the poop water

greg said...

there were a few good ones in venice early on, but lots of riptides out there... i made it in but my friend wasn't so lucky.