Thursday, August 19, 2010

Southern California Long-range Surf Forecast – 8/19/2010



Adam’s Long-Range Forecast - New swell cometh! (And maybe, just maybe, if we are really good he will bring a combo present along for the ride).

Short Range (next 4 days) sorry gang...you have to read the full forecast on www.solspot.com but I will give you Friday for a teaser.

Friday – (a little more size building in)
Wave heights will be on the way up on Friday as a new mix of S-SW swells start to strengthen…none of them are huge…but they are coming in from decent directions (175-215) and the blend of energy should add some consistency that we haven’t had over the last few days. Look for average S facing spots to be in the waist-chest high range. Standout S-SW breaks and good combo spots see some chest-shoulder high surf (and I wouldn’t even be surprised to see a bigger wave now and then on the lower tides). Winds/Weather: Overcast and slightly eddyish in the morning…look for light and variable winds for most areas with a touch of onshore S-SW winds at the really exposed spots. Overall it should be clean, but watch for areas of onshore texture at spots sensitive to the southerly winds.


you have to read the full forecast on www.solspot.com

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

whats with the go to solspot all about? Forecasts dont have the same vibe as before...

Adam Wright said...

guys...unfortunately the Socalsurf/socalforecast.blogspot is going to be shut down. Unfortunately google ads don't just send me gold bars that would allow me to keep it rolling for free.

The forecasts themselves are being ported over to solspot.com...they are almost exactly the way I would write them here, but in a sparkly wrapper around it. Solspot is still in BETA so we are trying to iron out the bugs...once we do, the vibe, and the feel of the blog should start to seep back into place.

click the links to solspot...and actually read the forecast. Where else are you going to get a wookie in your South Pacific long-range forecast?

Anonymous said...

Man, I'm bummed. I finally happened upon the perfect surf forecast site. Alas, too good to be true. All good things must come to an end. I understand the need for something more commercial. Oh, well . . .

Adam Wright said...

I understand how you feel...but I think once we get through some of the learning curve (us not you guys)...this will be a good thing...with some even better reasons to switch over.

~adam

in the meantime we do want to hear what you guys want...let us know the specifics.

Anonymous said...

Can you place a RSS feed on the Solspot for your posting updates. Thanks

Anonymous said...

Im really really sad I haven't been receiving the full forecasts on my phone lately ,( that was the highlight of my work day.

Anonymous said...

All, bear with Adam. Nobody in the surfing industry cares more about delivering quality content then he does. But the reality is that he has bills to pay (like all of us), so give him time to iron out the bugs and you'll be glad you stuck by him. I ain't going anywhere (well, going to Solspot.com)...

Adam, I would suggest that while you're sending us to the new site, provide a direct link to the forecast, rather than the homepage. We'll figure out the rest based on curiosity and it will make for a better transition to the site...

Best of luck to ya! :)

Adam Wright said...

Thanks guys...I really think that you are going to be stoked.

In response to the RSS fee question...try these for the time being.

http://surf.solspot.com/content/category/long-range-forecast/feed

http://surf.solspot.com/content/category/short-range-forecast/feed