Thursday, July 29, 2010

Friday’s Surf – Well at least it will be warm in the morning…(please note the sarcasm)

Friday will be semi-rideable but it will be a long way away from what I would call a surf day.

If you were looking at the full spectrum of swell energy that is showing on the forecast models for Friday you would be all excited and would probably skip around your yard like a spastic little kid…that is until you went back and looked at the actual “amount of energy” that all of these swells are showing…then you would just be sad.



Then you could look at the beach temps and it would just make you want to curl up in a little ball and think of your happy place. This July sure is sort of sucking.



Now that I have crushed your hopes and dreams…we can get on with the details. Swellwise… basically we are going to have a bunch of different little S-SW swells (180-220) and some sloppy NW windswell…none of which are going to be very fun.



We can expect the average spots to see surf in the ankle-knee high range while the standout combo spots see some waist high sets. Overall the “push” of the surf is going to be pretty soft…but you might be able to get out there and ride a big board or something like a downed redwood log.

Winds will be ok…not great…just sort of blah. Look for winds to be light/variable/onshore through the morning. Mostly clean, but with a little texture here and there. The really exposed spots will have some 4-5 knot onshore bump…which if you pardon the pun, blows. Look for WNW-NW winds 10-15 knots for the afternoon.



I wouldn't be in a hurry to get to the beach...and if you do go, bring the wetsuit and the small wave gear. Personally I might be staying home and building some awesome lego spaceships with my 5 year old.

Here are the tides...

07/30/2010 Friday
06:13AM LDT 0.7 L
12:35PM LDT 4.3 H
06:35PM LDT 1.9 L

14 comments:

HBD said...

Adam, your wry wit, sarcasim, and sense of irony is unmatched in the surf forecasting business. A sweet breath of ocean breeze when compared to the mothership. And to think, you are there shaping the fragile eggshell mind of a five year old. Good thing mom's a teacher.

Jason Hall said...

Adam, can you shed some light on these water temps? We've got a nasty batch of cold stuff right now, wore my 4/3 WITH hood yesterday in sunny conditions and was still not completely warm.

Is there a current that has meandered in our neck of the woods?

Anonymous said...

i've been wearing a 2/2 with short sleeves. jason jason... this is what separates the men from the boys...




just teasin

Anonymous said...

W wind upwelling

Anonymous said...

Twas a cold summer morning on the Lake Pacific for thee. Seriously though the waves were in total tease mode this morning. They would come in and start to feather and then back off and leave you with nothing :(

Anonymous said...

that means you were surfing hb?...

Anonymous said...

The pros this afternoon were making hbs year your crap sand bars look decent anyway.

Anonymous said...

who blabbed about you know where in newport this morning?

Anonymous said...

Please come back, Adam!

HBD said...

To the tune of Buffy, Buffy, Come Back to Me by The Reruns:

Adam, Adam, come back to us,
We all want to know if the eddy will gust,
And what about the swell, the tide, the breeze?

Adam, Adam, come back to us,
Watching the U.S. Open is a bust,
We need a long-range forecast to get us off our butts.


Adam, Adam, come back to us,
The Paypal button we will push,
Just one forecast and you'll hear kaching-kaching.

Adam, Adam, come back to us,
We understand that vacation is a must,
But we followers are feeling really lost.

Anonymous said...

I NEED THE FORECAST FOR TOMORROW!!! UPDATE PLEASEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

ADAM! WTF MAN! you get hump'd up the ass by a horse in hick town or something? gees for the love of GOD! whats the surf gonna look like on tuesday. maybe a pig? maybe a BUll? you like bulls huh big guy... like those big hung bulls....

Anonymous said...

The above comment bought the farm.

Anonymous said...

Well, I thought inbreeding was all but elimated in the west coast states, but as evidenced two slots above, it's still full in effect.