Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Waves for Wednesday – More S-SW swell and more gloom

Wednesday will be surfable...even decent sized in some of the exposed areas but Sir Edward will be trying to spin up again, so don’t expect completely clean conditions.

The mix of overlapping S-SW swell (180-210) will continue to hold on Wednesday, thanks to a new S-SW swell blending into the existing Southern Hemi energy, while the WNW-NW windswell starts to build up in the background.

Most spots are going to see surf in the chest-high range on Wednesday with a few of the average S-SW facing spots seeing shoulder high sets. The standout S-SW facing spots and the best combo breaks, mostly in Orange County and San Diego, will be in the chest-head high range with a few head high+ sets showing on the lower tides. Sets will be a touch inconsistent (it is a Southern Hemi swell) but the standouts should have plenty of in-betweeners, particularly at breaks that can combo in the increasing windswell.

Winds in the morning actually look semi-manageable…the eddy will be in place but it doesn’t seem super strong. Santa Barbara will have some NNW flow but mostly under 10-knots. These winds are a touch more N for Ventura, again starting off below the 8-10 knots. LA County gets the topside of the eddy circulation which makes for E-SE winds through the region (showing cleanest in the South Bay). Orange County will see some S-SE winds in the 2-3 knot range, enough to add some texture, but still clean (and semi-offshore) in a few spots. San Diego will have some S-SE flow as well…a touch stronger, around the 5-knot range, in the Southern part of the county and cleaner as you move up toward the north end of the county. The onshore flow for all region kicks up around lunchtime and we can expect W-WNW 10-15 knots by the afternoon.

So even though the overcast skies and eddy circulation will continue on Wednesday it does look fairly surfable for the morning…granted the eddy has a tendency to do whatever it wants despite the forecasts…so you might want to give the wind obs a quick check before jumping in the car for any sort of longer distance. I think that the S-SW facing points and reefs will have some of the best shape…but the well exposed combo beach breaks will probably be fun too…really I think that protection from the S winds will probably be the best call if you have to decide between the type of breaks.

Here are the tides…hope you get a few humpday waves before the winds get on it tomorrow.

06/09/2010 Wednesday
02:22AM LDT -0.1 L
08:36AM LDT 3.2 H
01:11PM LDT 2.0 L
07:29PM LDT 5.8 H


Anonymous said...

It's been more or less complete garbage in san diego for the last month, just small gravity waves. And sad to see that with respect to el nino, you're telling us the music's over (apologies to Jim Morrison)

Anonymous said...

STIFF eddy breezys, so much for manageable, o rain too, o well atleast the last 2 mornings were really glassy

Anonymous said...

Wednesday evening was fun in newps, a little funky.

Anonymous said...

I love your email forecast I get on my phone its friggin awesome, thanks Adam!