Monday, April 30, 2012

More fun NW and SW swells


OY!  Boy was I off on that last forecast!  (Rhetorical question…no need to answer it!)  Well, the surf has not been small and there’s been some nice energy to it.  It’s been pleasantly much bigger than waist high…the weekend surf saw HH/OH waves and the new SW that’s filling in right now is going to deliver some more fun waves over the next few days. Look for building SW swell for Tuesday morning so surf will be in the chest range with inconsistent HH sets especially at the better south facing summer spots.  Surf will peak midday but size should remain in the same range through Wednesday and become slightly more consistent.  Thursday looks like some NW wind swell topping off some left over SW to start the day.  Look for NW wind swell surf in the waist/chest high range with some sparse SW swell in about the same range.  By the end of the day we should see yet another SW groundswell.  That will continue to fill in Friday morning with surf in waist/chest range and some decent shoulder/HH sets.  The weekend looks like it will see the tail end of the SW with some NW short period swell, some size and consistency similar to this weekend’s NW…waist/chest with shoulder/HH high sets.  The beauty of it all is that it builds Sat and peaks late Sunday so there’s a whole weekend of fun surf.  The even better news is that even though it fades on Monday (waist/chest) there is a wagon train of SW groundswells growing in the southern hemi.  It won’t be long before we get the next (and perhaps fairly juicy) SW groundswell stirring in our waters.

An normally I would say something about, “Oh gee, it’s too bad we’re going to have great swell cause a big old storm is going to come and make a big mess of it.” NOPE, not this time.  Yes, as we transition from Spring to Summer we will see less rain and wind and more clear skies and sunshine.  BUT, it is still spring so we’ll see chances of drizzle, light S winds and marine layer along the coast for the next couple of days. Looks like some moderate S winds for tomorrow afternoon but they’ll turn easterly over night and into Wed AM.  Look for low 60s along the coast and some June-Gloomish type weather.  Although we’d all like to be out basking in the spectacle of the UV parade we’ll have to wait until weekend.  Friday the clouds should start to dissipate and we’ll see more sunshine and warmer coastal air temps in the mid/high 60s.  The really good news is that the water is warming up (Thank you SW swells!).  Buoy readings are in the low 60s…even a 62.5 degree reading out there at the Pt. Loma buoy.  Water is going to be moving quite a bit as the tides move towards the Full Moon.  We’ll see a nice push for the dawn patrol and then things will drain out for the midday sessions and then turn around for another nice push during the evening sessions.

The crystal ball’s been shined up so hopefully I’ll be a bit more spot-on this time.  Everyone has their off days!  :-)

I’m outta here…enjoy the week!
Mish

Ocean notes:
1)       This weekend is Patagonia’s Board Swap event at the Cardiff store.  Sign up to sell your board or bring cash to buy someone else’s.  http://www.patagonia.com/patagonia-san-diego-2185-san-elijo-avenue-cardiff-by-the-sea-california-92007

2)      I ran into Steve Sherman, surf photographer…or rather, surf lifestyle photographer, and he’s just started a new line of t-shirts with prints from his collection.  Some cool stuff with more on the way…check out T-Sherms…yup, just like it sounds…T-Sherms (that name was thought up by Slater by the way!).  http://www.t-sherms.com/

3)      I also stumbled upon this cool website. If you’re ever looking for a really cool surf print for yourself, a friend or your favorite surf forecaster (cough…4’x’6’ofkellyslaterplease…cough) this is the site to surf (pun intended).  Lots of awesome surf pics all just waiting to mounted on the wall, gawked at…dreamt of…http://www.surfimages.com/

4)      So, the term “slab” refers to…a broad thick side of beef or cheese or wood right?  Well Webster’s (or Wikipedia or whatever…) SLAB has a new meaning now that surf lingo is present around the globe.   A “slab” is a wave that has a lip thicker then my house…it’s gnarlier than getting your finger caught in the garbage disposal and when you watch “slabs” you often wince, moan and certainly pray that the surfer survives the wave. Watch this slide show and videos and you’ll understand it perfectly…SLAB.  http://www.surfline.com/surf-news/slabs-part-one_69916/

5)      Wanna see some really sick warm water winter waves?  Yes, I mean Pipeline!  “Winter of Waves”…grab the popcorn and kick yur feet up for this one!  http://www.surfline.com/surflinetv/featured-clips/wave-of-the-winter-presented-by-nike-a-short-film_68266


Tides for La Jolla (Scripps Institution Wharf) starting with May 1, 2012.
www.saltwatertides.com
Day        High      Tide  Height   Sunrise    Moon  Time      % Moon
           /Low      Time    Feet    Sunset                    Visible
 
Tu   1      Low  12:07 AM     1.6   6:01 AM     Set  2:45 AM      65
     1     High   5:56 AM     4.0   7:31 PM    Rise  2:55 PM
     1      Low  12:12 PM     0.5
     1     High   6:48 PM     4.7
 
W    2      Low  12:59 AM     0.8   6:00 AM     Set  3:20 AM      75
     2     High   6:57 AM     4.1   7:32 PM    Rise  4:00 PM
     2      Low  12:54 PM     0.5
     2     High   7:22 PM     5.2
 
Th   3      Low   1:46 AM     0.0   5:59 AM     Set  3:58 AM      84
     3     High   7:52 AM     4.3   7:33 PM    Rise  5:09 PM
     3      Low   1:34 PM     0.5
     3     High   7:58 PM     5.8
 
F    4      Low   2:32 AM    -0.8   5:58 AM     Set  4:38 AM      92
     4     High   8:44 AM     4.4   7:33 PM    Rise  6:19 PM
     4      Low   2:14 PM     0.7
     4     High   8:35 PM     6.3
 
Sa   5      Low   3:18 AM    -1.3   5:57 AM     Set  5:23 AM      97
     5     High   9:36 AM     4.3   7:34 PM    Rise  7:31 PM
     5      Low   2:54 PM     0.9
     5     High   9:15 PM     6.5
 

Friday, April 27, 2012

Some wind swell but more SW swells coming!


Hola folks!  We’re looking to see a little more surf Saturday and conditions should be a little bit cleaner as the winds subside and turn a little easterly to help conditions.  There’s a new WNW moving in tonight with surf bumping up into the waist/chest high range.  There is a fair amount of wind swell mixed in so it will still have some bump to it but it should be cleaner than what we’ve seen over the past few days.  Swell peaks overnight into Sunday with those waist/chest high waves and tapers off over the course of the day.  We’ll see some wind and decreasing surf Sunday afternoon (why not hit the Encinitas Street Faire!) and even smaller surf for Monday.  Tuesday (May 1) looks like a new SW ground swell should help out things a little with surf picking up into the waist/chest high range with the occasional bigger set at the better summer spots.  That swell will peak late Tues and fade Wed with waist/chest surf to start the day and some background WNW windswell.  Looks like mostly smaller waist high NW windswell for Thursday with signs of new but steep SW groundswell late in the day.  That new SW groundswell fills in Friday and surf bumps back up into the chest high range with some larger (and inconsistent) sets throughout the day.   The better summer spots will definitely see the majority of this steeper S swell.

On the weather front we’re looking for a nice day Saturday starting with some sunshine and light east winds early in the day becoming west later in the afternoon. Increasing clouds for Sun and Mon with some fairly gusty winds for Sunday afternoon.  A little system moves through Monday and Tues as we see chances of drizzle on both days and most likely some S winds and a mix of sunshine and clouds.  Air temps in the mid60s tomorrow and slightly cooler for the rest of the week with a bit of warming for next weekend starting Friday.  The tides aren’t moving a lot as we’re between New and Full moons.  We’ll see a little push as the tide moves to the medium low mid-morning and as it hits the medium high late afternoon.  Water’s warming up…low 60s everywhere…woohoooooo!

Let’s pray for more S swells and warming water!

Happy surfing everyone!
Mish

Ocean Notes:
1)       So much fun stuff to do over the next few weeks…we’ll start with the Creek to Bay Cleanup. If you’re reading this Friday night or early Saturday morning you can still get in on this massive SD County-wide cleanup!  For a site near you click here: http://www.creektobay.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&view=wrapper&Itemid=2

2)      And it always feels like the kick off to summer when the Encinitas Street Faire rolls around.  This weekend the Faire will be going on with 450 vendors and food booths, rides for kids and live music!  Not to mention Stone Brew will be there in the beer garden next to the live music.  The Coaster stops one block away…check it out!  http://www.encinitas101.com/events/26th-annual-streetfair/

3)      Ok all you goofy footers…here’s your new favorite wave…machine barreling left in…drum roll please…NAMIBIA!  Don’t worry it’s only a 36 hour drive from the airport in Cape Town. http://www.surfline.com/surf-news/spot-check-skeleton-bay-namibia_69446/

4)      And if you’re doing a little spring cleaning and need to make some space on your surf racks for some new sticks then take your old ones to the Patagonia Board Swap next Saturday, May 5th.  You never know what you might find…or who might buy your old sticks!  http://www.patagonia.com/patagonia-san-diego-2185-san-elijo-avenue-cardiff-by-the-sea-california-92007

5)      We’ll end this report with the hottest 15 minutes in surfing right now…the move Code Red…appropriately names for THE DAY at Teahupoo when the Aug 2011 Billabong Pro contest was put on hold because it was TOO BIG.  You know someone was gonna ride it.  Well, sit back and watch…these waves will blow you away!  http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=uIBgWI_BTyM
 


Tides for La Jolla (Scripps Institution Wharf) starting with April 28, 2012.

www.saltwatertides.com
 
Day        High      Tide  Height   Sunrise    Moon  Time      % Moon
           /Low      Time    Feet    Sunset                    Visible
 
Sa  28     High   1:41 AM     4.1   6:04 AM     Set 12:55 AM      34
    28      Low   9:30 AM     0.6   7:29 PM    Rise 11:50 AM
    28     High   4:58 PM     3.2
    28      Low   9:31 PM     2.8
 
Su  29     High   3:14 AM     3.9   6:03 AM     Set  1:33 AM      44
    29      Low  10:33 AM     0.6   7:30 PM    Rise 12:50 PM
    29     High   5:41 PM     3.7
    29      Low  11:03 PM     2.3
 
M   30     High   4:43 AM     3.9   6:02 AM     Set  2:09 AM      54
    30      Low  11:26 AM     0.5   7:30 PM    Rise  1:51 PM
    30     High   6:15 PM     4.1
 
Tu   1      Low  12:07 AM     1.6   6:01 AM     Set  2:45 AM      65
     1     High   5:56 AM     4.0   7:31 PM    Rise  2:55 PM
     1      Low  12:12 PM     0.5
     1     High   6:48 PM     4.7
 
W    2      Low  12:59 AM     0.8   6:00 AM     Set  3:20 AM      75
     2     High   6:57 AM     4.1   7:32 PM    Rise  4:00 PM
     2      Low  12:54 PM     0.5
     2     High   7:22 PM     5.2
 

Monday, April 23, 2012

Kinda small for a few days...then rain.


Salutations!  Small surf for a few days and then Mother Nature sends us a late winter storm midweek.  We’re looking at knee to thigh high for Tuesday and a small hiccup of surf out of the NW in the thigh high range for Wednesday.  Then we’ll see some small NW wind swell for Thursday as that storm moves in.  At the tail end of the storm is a small SW groundswell late Thursday and into Friday. We’re not going to see a lot of action from that swell…knee to waist at best.  Late Friday we’ll see some WNW bump surf in the to waist high zone with cleaner conditions and some SOLID waist high waves by Saturday (yes, that’s sarcasm).  Luckily some background SW groundswell will give the better summer spots a little boost for the weekend with some waist/chest high surf for late Sat and into Sunday.  The south swells are showing up but don’t quite have the “UMPH” that we’d like to see. It’s early…hopefully we’ll be seeing more energetic swells sooner than later.

The clouds are sticking around the coast with clouds and mild west winds for Tuesday and that late storm making it’s way into town midday Wed with chances of showers after 11am and light S winds.  Gusty west winds and rain for Wed night and into Thursday morning.  The bulk of the rain looks like it’ll show up around commute time Wed until pre-dawn hours Thursday. Things will probably be a little lumpy Thursday morning with S/SE winds most of the night and into the day.  Conditions clean up for Friday morning but air temps will be in the low 60s for most of the week until then.  The good news is that it look like we’ll have sunshine and 70 degree temps for the weekend (YEAH!).  More good news…water temps are picking up ever so slightly…high 50s and low 60s around town.  We’ve got some pretty low pre-dawn hours moving into a medium high tide midday and then a medium low late afternoon.  Probably a little push on that midday high but not much swell to push. 

Looks like a small few days before this storm rolls in Wednesday afternoon.  SUP it, log it, or fish it!

Lates,
Mish
 
Ocean Notes:

1)       I hope everyone had a pleasant Earth Week but remember, be nice to the planet every day…it’s really not that hard.  Instead of throwing your organic waste into the garbage just throw it into your home made compost bin…here’s how to make one!  http://www.treehugger.com/lawn-garden/4-diy-compost-bins-you-can-build-one-day-video.html

2)      Since this is a surf/planet/education driven blog I think everyone should give this book by author, Richard Louv, a read, “Last Child in the Woods”.  “In this influential work about the staggering divide between children and the outdoors, child advocacy expert Richard Louv directly links the lack of nature in the lives of today's wired generation—he calls it nature-deficit—to some of the most disturbing childhood trends, such as the rises in obesity, attention disorders, and depression.”  http://richardlouv.com/books/last-child/   It’s about you and I and how our children will continue to live with our Planet, not just on it.

3)      And while we’re hugging the planet by growing our own fruits and veggies how about a few strawberry recipes from Treehugger…let’s start with strawberry/basil sangria (http://www.treehugger.com/easy-vegetarian-recipes/strawberry-basil-sangria-tastes-spring.html), or grilled strawberries over vanilla ice cream (http://www.treehugger.com/easy-vegetarian-recipes/grilled-strawberries-over-vanilla-ice-cream.html ), topped of with grilled figs with homemade ricotta and honey (http://www.treehugger.com/easy-vegetarian-recipes/grilled-figs-with-homemade-ricotta-and-honey.html ).  Yes, bookmark these for later!

4)      And now for something surfy…here’s a great event for your May calendar…the San Diego Surfrider Art Gala on May 17th.  There’s always great auction items, great food and some tasty local brew…all going to a great cause…your local Surfrider chapter.  Get your tickets!  http://sandiego.surfrider.org/help-keep-our-oceans-blue

5)      Quick but sick…Parko pulls off a sweet one!  http://www.surfline.com/surf-news/sequence-of-the-week-joel-parkinson_69622/

6)      And we’ll close with some awesome surf pics by Brad Masters…some people dream about great surf…some people live it… http://www.surfline.com/surf-news/globetrotting_69411/



Tides for La Jolla (Scripps Institution Wharf) starting with April 24, 2012.

www.saltwatertides.com
Day        High      Tide  Height   Sunrise    Moon  Time      % Moon
           /Low      Time    Feet    Sunset                    Visible
 
Tu  24      Low   5:47 AM    -0.1   6:08 AM    Rise  8:16 AM      5
    24     High  12:16 PM     3.2   7:26 PM     Set 10:42 PM
    24      Low   4:51 PM     2.0
    24     High  11:14 PM     5.0
 
W   25      Low   6:30 AM     0.1   6:07 AM    Rise  9:04 AM      10
    25     High   1:10 PM     3.0   7:27 PM     Set 11:29 PM
    25      Low   5:17 PM     2.3
    25     High  11:49 PM     4.7
 
Th  26      Low   7:22 AM     0.3   6:06 AM    Rise  9:57 AM      17
    26     High   2:20 PM     2.9   7:28 PM
    26      Low   5:53 PM     2.6
 
F   27     High  12:34 AM     4.4   6:05 AM     Set 12:14 AM      25
    27      Low   8:23 AM     0.5   7:28 PM    Rise 10:52 AM
    27     High   3:47 PM     2.9
    27      Low   7:19 PM     2.9
 
Sa  28     High   1:41 AM     4.1   6:04 AM     Set 12:55 AM      34
    28      Low   9:30 AM     0.6   7:29 PM    Rise 11:50 AM
    28     High   4:58 PM     3.2
    28      Low   9:31 PM     2.8
 
 
 

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Fog and fading swell...get it now!


Greetings Earthlings!  We’re looking at the tail end of some NW wind, WNW groundswell and a hint of fading SW.  Surf in the waist/chest range with the rare shoulder high set.  Looking for about the same for Thursday…slightly smaller and decreasing to waist high for Friday.  Look for a new SW ground swell to move in late Fri and into Sat morning but surf really only hitting waist high.  Knee to waist high at best for Sunday and Monday with the last tidbits of that SW.  Tuesday looks like our next best bet for some surf but it’s a small low energy NW swell…surf back up into the waist high range.  The good news is that the southern hemisphere looks like it’s waking up and has good potential to dish out some juicy SW groundswell if the projections are correct.  But the crystal ball gets foggy that far out so we’ll have to wait for the weekend update.

Speaking of foggy…we’re in for morning and evening marine layer (aka FOG) for the next 4-5 days.  Look for clearing along the coast by late morning/midday and then that marine layer will roll back in at sunset.  At least the midday temps are looking to hit the mid60s tomorrow and up to the mid70s by Saturday and Sunday.  Warmer nighttime temps too with the foggy blanket keeping us insulated.  Water temps are hiking up ever so slowly with the increasing SW swells.  The offshore buoys are reading in the high 50s and even a 60 degree reading here and there.  Might be time to lose the booties!  There’s some decent water movement early early in the morning with a little tide push mid-morning before dropping out to a medium low mid-afternoon.  The big tide swing is overnight with lots of water movement as we’re all counting sheep!  New Moon on Saturday!

That’s all for this Big Blue Marble report!
I’m outta here…late!
Mish

Ocean notes:

1)       It’s Earth Week so how about we think outside the box…the kitty litter box that is!  Have you ever thought about your pet’s carbon paw print?  This article will get you started in the right direction:  http://animal.discovery.com/petsource/green-pets/pet-carbon-paw-print.html

2)      Chris del Moro is one of those awesome soul surfers you watch and just go, “Man, he looks relaxed and smooth on those waves.”  Whether it’s his glimmering smile as he strolls up the beach or smooth soul arch on the nose of his board Chris certainly embodies the Aloha spirit.  http://www.surfermag.com/videos/dont-fear-the-beard/

3)      To end this blog let’s close our eyes and imagine waking up to this… http://www.surfline.com/surf-news/good-epic-impossibles-bali_64653/




Tides for La Jolla (Scripps Institution Wharf) starting with April 19, 2012.

www.saltwatertides.com
Day        High      Tide  Height   Sunrise    Moon  Time      % Moon
           /Low      Time    Feet    Sunset                    Visible
 
Th  19      Low   3:00 AM     0.0   6:14 AM    Rise  5:07 AM      5
    19     High   9:09 AM     4.1   7:22 PM     Set  6:16 PM
    19      Low   2:45 PM     0.8
    19     High   9:00 PM     5.3
 
F   20      Low   3:31 AM    -0.2   6:13 AM    Rise  5:39 AM      1
    20     High   9:44 AM     4.0   7:23 PM     Set  7:11 PM
    20      Low   3:11 PM     1.1
    20     High   9:25 PM     5.4
 
Sa  21      Low   4:03 AM    -0.3   6:11 AM    Rise  6:13 AM      0
    21     High  10:18 AM     3.9   7:24 PM     Set  8:05 PM
    21      Low   3:36 PM     1.3
    21     High   9:50 PM     5.4
 
Su  22      Low   4:35 AM    -0.4   6:10 AM    Rise  6:50 AM      0
    22     High  10:54 AM     3.7   7:25 PM     Set  8:59 PM
    22      Low   4:01 PM     1.6
    22     High  10:17 PM     5.3
 
M   23      Low   5:09 AM    -0.3   6:09 AM    Rise  7:31 AM      2
    23     High  11:32 AM     3.5   7:25 PM     Set  9:52 PM
    23      Low   4:26 PM     1.8
    23     High  10:44 PM     5.2

Monday, April 16, 2012

Waist/chest surf and sunny skies!


Hola hola ayyyyyyyyyy!  Ah, SoCal comes through again and we kick off the week with clean glassy (small) surf with 70 degree air (let’s not talk about how cold the water is just yet!).  We’ll we’re looking at some small/medium sized SW groundswell filling in on the buoys today and tomorrow (Tuesday).  Inconsistent surf in the waist/chest high range with slightly larger sets at the summer spots.  Between sets is pretty quiet and calm though.  Look for surf to taper off a little after it peaks tomorrow early early.  Waist high for Wednesday before the next little WNW moves in early Thursday.  That swell should bump the surf back up into the waist and occasional chest high range for the day with the swell peaking in the early evening.  Fading surf Friday, back down into the knee/waist high range.  We’ll start to see some small long period SW swell late Friday and through Sat.  Surf really only getting back into the waist/chest range…best of course at the better summer spots since the angle of the swell is a little steep.  Then some small NW trickles in Sunday…and I mean, TRICKLES…for a few days as both hemispheres take a little break for the first part of next week.  Don’t fret though, it looks like we have some pretty nice SW groundswell gearing up down there.  It should make some goofy footers very happy as the summer spots start to wake up and those sand bars start doing their thing.

Well, as Murphy’s Law would have it we’re looking at pretty nice weather this week with clear skies to start the day tomorrow and air temps in the high 60s and low 70s along the coast.  Light winds all day as well. A bit of marine layer Wed early AM and late PM with sunshine and slightly cooler temps (mid60s) midday.  Similar Thursday and then a nice warm up for the end of the week and into the weekend with low/mid 70s and clear skies. Light winds all week with no crazy low pressure systems to get things blowing.  Water temps are still pretty darn chilly with mid50s the norm along most of the coast. Bring all the rubber to the beach...it's COLD!  Tides are starting  to swing a little more as we near Saturday’s New Moon but most of the crazy swings happen overnight with some moderate water movement from the early morning high to the near zero low in the early afternoon. 

Looks like some fun surf with sunny skies!  Enjoy the week!

Aloooooooooha!
Mish

Ocean notes:

1)       We’ll kick these ocean notes off with a little Aloha…how about some gorgeous hula from the annual Merrie Monarch Festival on the Big Island?  There was some seriously beautiful hula going on this past weekend.  The music alone will put you in the Island mood!  Here are the wahines (women) http://www.k5thehometeam.com/category/236812/2012-merrie-monarch-wahine-auana-performances And here are the kane (men) http://www.k5thehometeam.com/category/236813/2012-merrie-monarch-kane-auana-performances

2)      And I couldn’t pass up the Ocean Notes without mentioning EARTH WEEK!  This Sunday is the official Earth Day with a great celebration of our Big Blue Marble (remember that show?) down in Balboa Park on Sunday from 10am – 5pm.  Our Earth Day celebration is the WORLD’S LARGEST Earth Day celebration.   Come on down to check out all the cool booths, kids activities and parade, music, eARTh Gallery, and get your green grub on!  http://www.earthdayweb.org/

3)      Of course we celebrate Earth Day all year long on my blog.  Here’s a cool Earth-friendly tip on “green spring cleaning”!  http://earth911.com/news/2012/03/27/green-spring-cleaning/

4)      Ok, I know it’s only mid-April but you’re gonna thank me for posting this now…get your tickets to the hottest show in town…the San Diego Surf Film Festival held in Bird’s Surf Shed May 11-13th.  Get your tickets now and thank me later!  http://www.sandiegosurffilmfestival.com/

5)      Another great event going on is the Vintage Surf Swap Meet held at the California Surf Museum in Oceanside April 28th. Even if you don’t have a classic mahogany alea sitting in your garage rafter you might want to come take a peek at the beauties that will show up at this event.  Get ready for some ooooooooooohs and ahhhhhhhhhhhhs.  More details here: http://www.surfmuseum.org/

6)      I haven’t event gotten to the surf porn yet!  This surfer doesn’t have technically have cajones but I bet some of you wouldn’t paddle out in the stuff she surfs!  I know I wouldn’t!  http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?llr=hzjbw4cab&v=001907B4yRClb-HRAhNFmag2PYLrWDWxq8AP-cJrH4Sw9Kb4Tvphyn8nRkP8DPr3bPHAXtYbLEz-EdXNCCnaL0dMjotBl8CmGJfUjZDIfcFpbGZlR5l2aPIsAxJEYEW0LZi_3p-3v_ldSs%3D

7)      And we all love a good train wreck…Billabong XXL Best Wipeouts…OUCH..MEDIC! http://www.grindtv.com/surf/blog/33324/craziest+big-wave+surfing+wipeouts+of+the+year/

 Tides for La Jolla (Scripps Institution Wharf) starting with April 16, 2012.

www.saltwatertides.com
Day        High      Tide  Height   Sunrise    Moon  Time      % Moon
           /Low      Time    Feet    Sunset                    Visible
 
M   16      Low   1:08 AM     1.3   6:17 AM    Rise  3:35 AM      25
    16     High   7:03 AM     4.3   7:20 PM     Set  3:31 PM
    16      Low   1:17 PM     0.2
    16     High   7:45 PM     4.7
 
Tu  17      Low   1:51 AM     0.8   6:16 AM    Rise  4:06 AM      17
    17     High   7:51 AM     4.3   7:21 PM     Set  4:27 PM
    17      Low   1:50 PM     0.4
    17     High   8:11 PM     5.0
 
W   18      Low   2:27 AM     0.3   6:15 AM    Rise  4:36 AM      10
    18     High   8:32 AM     4.2   7:22 PM     Set  5:22 PM
    18      Low   2:19 PM     0.6
    18     High   8:36 PM     5.2
 
Th  19      Low   3:00 AM     0.0   6:14 AM    Rise  5:07 AM      5
    19     High   9:09 AM     4.1   7:22 PM     Set  6:16 PM
    19      Low   2:45 PM     0.8
    19     High   9:00 PM     5.3
 
F   20      Low   3:31 AM    -0.2   6:13 AM    Rise  5:39 AM      1
    20     High   9:44 AM     4.0   7:23 PM     Set  7:11 PM
    20      Low   3:11 PM     1.1
    20     High   9:25 PM     5.4
 

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Big but lumpy


Super quickie.  Gonna make this one short and fill in the gaps tomorrow but we’re looking at calming winds tonight and out of the S and then E for the morning.  Even with the east winds it’s going to take some time for all of that energy to dissipate after the 48 hours we just had.   Winds moderate tomorrow out of the S after some light E winds early.  Surf is bumping up out of the WNW with some solid HH/OH surf.  As I mentioned, lots of energy still so probably a significant bump on it still.  It’ll be crossed up with plenty of NW wind swell too so be prepared to do a little work in the line up for a good one.  Biggest in the morning with size fading fast and some waist/chest expected by nightfall.  Smaller for Monday but a new SW starting to fill in…most on that tomorrow.  Air temps warming up a hair to the low/mid 60s along the coast.  Looks like even nicer temps to start the work week (Figures!).  Water temps in the mid/low 50s…same ol’ same ol’. 

Tough call…get it early for the size or wait for conditions to hopefully clean up?  You make the call!

It’s still early…nighty night!
Mish

Tides for La Jolla (Scripps Institution Wharf) starting with April 14, 2012.

www.saltwatertides.com
Day        High      Tide  Height   Sunrise    Moon  Time      % Moon
           /Low      Time    Feet    Sunset                    Visible
 
Sa  14     High   4:47 AM     4.2   6:20 AM    Rise  2:26 AM      45
    14      Low  11:46 AM     0.1   7:19 PM     Set  1:36 PM
    14     High   6:39 PM     4.0
 
Su  15      Low  12:13 AM     1.8   6:18 AM    Rise  3:02 AM      35
    15     High   6:04 AM     4.2   7:19 PM     Set  2:34 PM
    15      Low  12:37 PM     0.1
    15     High   7:15 PM     4.4
 
M   16      Low   1:08 AM     1.3   6:17 AM    Rise  3:35 AM      25
    16     High   7:03 AM     4.3   7:20 PM     Set  3:31 PM
    16      Low   1:17 PM     0.2
    16     High   7:45 PM     4.7

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Weather but then some fun surf for the weekend

Hujambo!  (That’s “hello” in Swahili)  Good day to you all.  We’re dancing on waves between storms this week.  We actually had a fairly nice day after the clouds dumped their contents early this morning.  Waves actually surfable at some of the more protected spots this evening.  Not huge but in the waist high range.  We’re looking at some long period SW ground swell over the next day (Thursday) but surf will really only hit the waist high range for this one.  By Friday we’ll see a little combo starting with some NW groundswell but filling in with a higher energy SW groundswell. Surf will pick up by midday from the knee high to waist high range.  We’re looking at the swell to peak early Saturday morning at about waist/chest high.  The good news is that as the storms become history a new long period (think juicy groundswell) WNW will fill in Sunday and the action really gets going.  Look for surf to jump into the HH+ range with this quick moving swell.  OH to kick off the day but peaking early and fading just as quickly as it showed up through the day.  Probably in the chest high range by sunset.  We’ll still see waist high surf for most of Monday and then short lived SW swell for Tuesday with waves in the waist/chest range especially at the better summer spots.  Looks like plenty of activity in both hemispheres with some potentially nice storms brewing down south.  If you’re heading to Mainland Mex or CR look for some nice healthy south swells over the next week.

Of course, rain and wind dominate the springtime line up.  Looks like Thursday will actually be fairly sunny BUT early overnight SW winds and light NW winds will put some texture on the water.  Looks like it’ll be the best conditions all day.  Winds will pickup out of the SW around mid/late morning.    Gusty SW winds all day and then into Thurs night as the next storm system moves in Friday.  Gusty winds and rain Friday…not a lot of rain but just windy with sprinkles here and there all day.  More wind and chances of showers Fri night.  Increasing sunshine for the weekend but cool air temps remain in the high 50s/low 60s.  Things warm up as we head into Monday and Tues with high 60s/low 70s along the coast.  Look for the most water movement from the dawn patrol to the morning negative low and then minimal movement through the day to the late afternoon high.  These S swells are starting to push some warmer water our way…water temps up a hair in the upper 50s.

Looks like a small window of surf in the morning with some lump on it and then we’ll have to wait til Saturday before things start to clean up!

And remember…don’t surf in POO!

Lates,
Mish

Ocean Notes:

1)       Next week is EARTH WEEK so there are lots of Earth hugging events on the calendar for all of us surfers to help give back to Big Momma!  Check out the Reef/Surfrider/Sustainable Surf event at Oceanside on Thursday the 19th.  Bring all your foam to this recycling/beach clean up event and you might just win a surfboard!  For more info click on the poster below or check out this link: http://www.reef.com/guys/featured/reef-redemption  And if you’re wondering about Sustainable Surf click here: http://sustainablesurf.org/

2)      How many old cell phones, lap tops, CTR TVs, and remote controls do YOU have laying around the house or garage?  Well, it’s time to get rid of the…for FREE!!!!  Click here to find out when the next eWaste event is happening near you!  Go on…click here… http://www.recyclesandiego.org/ewaste-erecycling-events/

3)      And since it’s springtime and we’re all planting our gardens and feeling the dirt under our fingernails I thought I’d throw in this link for Composting 101.  unless you eat every single thing that comes out of your fridge or pantry then you should be composting. Your garden will thank you and so will the landfills!  http://www.composting101.com/

4)      Here’s a nice blog article by pro photog Rob Gilley about Mission Beach local (and RIPPAH) Justin Poston. http://www.surfermag.com/features/home-boy/#comment-596047

5)      Chipping ice and snow off the boat before you make it to the lineup doesn’t seem like an ideal surf sesh…until you see the empty lineup and perfect hollow barrels.  http://www.dailysurfvideos.com/videos/north-334

6)      Speaking of frigid waters…how about these slabs in Ireland. Pour a pint and watch in awe!  http://www.grindtv.com/surf/blog/33268/mullaghmore+head+fathoms+left+to+fall/





Tides for La Jolla (Scripps Institution Wharf) starting with April 12, 2012.

www.saltwatertides.com
Day        High      Tide  Height   Sunrise    Moon  Time      % Moon
           /Low      Time    Feet    Sunset                    Visible
 
Th  12     High   1:49 AM     4.9   6:22 AM    Rise 12:58 AM      67
    12      Low   9:21 AM    -0.1   7:17 PM     Set 11:32 AM
    12     High   4:31 PM     3.3
    12      Low   9:02 PM     2.5
 
F   13     High   3:16 AM     4.4   6:21 AM    Rise  1:45 AM      56
    13      Low  10:40 AM     0.0   7:18 PM     Set 12:35 PM
    13     High   5:50 PM     3.6
    13      Low  10:52 PM     2.3
 
Sa  14     High   4:47 AM     4.2   6:20 AM    Rise  2:26 AM      45
    14      Low  11:46 AM     0.1   7:19 PM     Set  1:36 PM
    14     High   6:39 PM     4.0
 
Su  15      Low  12:13 AM     1.8   6:18 AM    Rise  3:02 AM      35
    15     High   6:04 AM     4.2   7:19 PM     Set  2:34 PM
    15      Low  12:37 PM     0.1
    15     High   7:15 PM     4.4
 
M   16      Low   1:08 AM     1.3   6:17 AM    Rise  3:35 AM      25
    16     High   7:03 AM     4.3   7:20 PM     Set  3:31 PM
    16      Low   1:17 PM     0.2
    16     High   7:45 PM     4.7