Saturday, September 29, 2012

WSW surf's UP!



Super quickie…update for full week tomorrow.  We’re looking at plenty of new swell for Sunday.  That new WSW is filling in nicely with some really fun waves Saturday in the chest/shoulder range and some HH sets by sundown.  Things are a little bumpy with the cross up of NW wind swell on top of the inconsistent S but that should get better Sunday and Monday.  Sunday will start off with some shoulder/HH sets with some OH sets at the better summer spots but there’s enough west in it to rally give most spots some fun surf.  A little closed out even in some of the summer spots…kinda lined up ya’ know!  Swell peaks late Sunday but still shoulder high surf for Monday dropping off to chest/shoulder for Tuesday.  I’ll get into the rest of the week tomorrow in a more lengthy report.  But rest assured…there’s plenty of S to go around this week! (cough…be sick Thursday)

Plenty more heat and sunshine with clear skies for Sun and Mon.  Light winds all day. We’re looking at some pretty extreme tides though with a big high around 10am Sunday morning.  With the swell push though it could be really fun on the sets…juicy waves with the big push…although some spots might get swamped out.  The low is at 4pm…near 0’ so some of the beach breaks might be a bit walled out and racy. About the same for Monday.  Water temps holding in the high 60s and low 70s.

Hit the surf in the morning...super fun (and probably a wee bit crowded too!)

Surf Aloha!!!
Mish




 Full Moon tonight!

Tides for La Jolla (Scripps Institution Wharf) starting with September 30, 2012.

www.saltwatertides.com
Day        High      Tide  Height   Sunrise    Moon  Time      % Moon
           /Low      Time    Feet    Sunset                    Visible
 
Su  30      Low   3:28 AM     0.8   6:43 AM     Set  7:13 AM      99
    30     High   9:42 AM     5.7   6:34 PM    Rise  6:47 PM
    30      Low   4:03 PM     0.2
    30     High  10:15 PM     4.7
 
M    1      Low   3:54 AM     1.2   6:44 AM     Set  8:10 AM      99
     1     High  10:08 AM     5.6   6:33 PM    Rise  7:22 PM
     1      Low   4:38 PM     0.3
     1     High  10:51 PM     4.3
 
Tu   2      Low   4:19 AM     1.6   6:44 AM     Set  9:05 AM      97
     2     High  10:34 AM     5.5   6:32 PM    Rise  7:59 PM
     2      Low   5:14 PM     0.4
     2     High  11:30 PM     4.0
 
W    3      Low   4:43 AM     1.9   6:45 AM     Set 10:00 AM      93
     3     High  11:01 AM     5.3   6:30 PM    Rise  8:39 PM
     3      Low   5:54 PM     0.6
 
Th   4     High  12:15 AM     3.6   6:46 AM     Set 10:52 AM      87
     4      Low   5:05 AM     2.3   6:29 PM    Rise  9:23 PM
     4     High  11:30 AM     5.1
     4      Low   6:40 PM     0.9

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

More Miriam swell and new WSW groundswell!



Surf’s up!  That first NW groundswell made a lot of people very happy in SD County!  We’re looking at the tail end of that swell for Thurs combo’d with some relaxed Hurricane Miriam swell that’s missing most of SD because she took a steeper turn N before starting to poop out. Surf Thurs should be in the waist/chest range with some bigger sets at the better N. County south facing beaches.  Friday we’ll see a little hiccup from Miriam as she throws a bit more swell our direction (but again, missing a lot of SD County).  The good news is that we’re going to see the start of a nice WSW groundswell that should send surf to most of SD starting with super inconsistent waves in the waist/chest range late Fri.  By Saturday we should see more surf in the chest/shoulder range and then, as the swell peaks Sunday morning we’ll have some nice shoulder/HH surf throughout town with the better HH+ sets coming in at the better summer spots.  The jet stream looks like it’s dipping south and could throw some shorter period NW swell our way Sunday to mix in with that S swell.  South swell surf holds into Monday as we welcome October with some fun chest/shoulder high surf.  Another WSW groundswell makes an appearance Tuesday with more of the same chest/shoulder high surf with some HH/+ sets at the best summer spots. 

Some funky weather on the way with plenty of warmth but early morning fog for the rest of the week and into the weekend, some clouds Thurs and Fri with a slight chance of sprinkles Friday.  Light east winds Thurs AM turning light to moderate out of the west.  Hurricane Miriam is breaking up and will probably drag a lot of moisture (humidity) our way as her leftovers head north over Baja over the next few days.  Then, by Sun and for the first half of next week we’ll see some Santa Ana like conditions as we see a high pressure system set up and we have some nice offshores and sunny hot (80s again!) days.  Water temps are in the low 70s in N. County with some cooler high 60s south of LJ.  That steep SE hurricane swell will push water offshore bringing the cooler water to the surface.  That upcoming WSW should help warm things up again.  Tides are going to really be cruising as we have a Full Moon Sunday.  Look for the dawn patrol to see a little push from the big high tide before things slow down and then bottom out in the mid-afternoon before swinging around for a sunset session tide push.

I’m thinking Monday or Tuesday next week would be an optimal day to be (cough cough) sick.

Happy surfing everyone!
Mish

Ocean Notes:

1)       Haiti is banning plastic bags and foam products?  Yup, they’re going to try at least!  If they can do it why can’t we?

2)      Time to get those winter suits ready for double session cold water action!  Drag it out of the closet and head on over to the Swell Stuff in their new location just a few blocks south of their old location in Leucadia, 948 N Coast Hwy 101.  And you can pick up a slightly used full suit for a dry (and warm) second session, a super warm handmade beanie or really super cool Cinch Sac to change on and keep that wetsuit clean and your car dry!

3)      Gotta give the groms some love…the Oakley Pro happens next weekend in Indo!  Wow, if they had these contests when I was a grom I might have at least tried to go pro!  LOL! Check out the preview for the World Junior Championship  and see who’s going to be challenging Slater when he goes for #15 or #16 in a few years!

4)      Oui oui…it’s time again to be heading to Ze Souse of France for some killer waves.  Here’s some nice footage of fun French beach break.  

5)      Bruce Irons...Mainland Mexico…yeh, you know you want to watch it!

6)      What’s better than old 16mm longboard flicks?  NEW 16mm longboard flicks!   Check out some of the best…ridin’ and glidin’…catch “Bootlegg” by George Trimm.


Tides for La Jolla (Scripps Institution Wharf) starting with September 27, 2012.

www.saltwatertides.com
Day        High      Tide  Height   Sunrise    Moon  Time      % Moon
           /Low      Time    Feet    Sunset                    Visible
 
Th  27      Low   2:00 AM     0.1   6:41 AM     Set  4:20 AM      88
    27     High   8:21 AM     5.2   6:38 PM    Rise  5:08 PM
    27      Low   2:15 PM     0.9
    27     High   8:22 PM     5.4
 
F   28      Low   2:32 AM     0.2   6:42 AM     Set  5:19 AM      94
    28     High   8:49 AM     5.4   6:37 PM    Rise  5:41 PM
    28      Low   2:53 PM     0.6
    28     High   9:02 PM     5.2
 
Sa  29      Low   3:01 AM     0.5   6:42 AM     Set  6:17 AM      98
    29     High   9:16 AM     5.6   6:36 PM    Rise  6:13 PM
    29      Low   3:28 PM     0.3
    29     High   9:39 PM     5.1
 
Su  30      Low   3:28 AM     0.8   6:43 AM     Set  7:13 AM      99
    30     High   9:42 AM     5.7   6:34 PM    Rise  6:47 PM
    30      Low   4:03 PM     0.2
    30     High  10:15 PM     4.7
 
M    1      Low   3:54 AM     1.2   6:44 AM     Set  8:10 AM      99
     1     High  10:08 AM     5.6   6:33 PM    Rise  7:22 PM
     1      Low   4:38 PM     0.3
     1     High  10:51 PM     4.3

Sunday, September 23, 2012

More surf...S AND NW...!



Greetings Earthlings!  Looks like we’re coming off some pretty small swell but will start the week of right with some building SW groundswell Monday and our first NW groundswell starting to fill in late Monday and into Tuesday (Just check the Pipeline cams if you don't believe me!).  Surf looks to be only thigh/waist high Monday morning with some slightly bigger waist high surf by the evening out of the NW.  Tuesday morning will see waist high surf building through the day to waist/chest and peaking late in the day with the occasional shoulder high wave at the better N facing winter spots.  I would hardly call it “Opening Day” but it’s definitely the first good NW groundswell that’s popped up from the Aleutians.  Wed things start to back off as we see some background surf from Hurricane Miriam as she heads NW.  This is a very good thing as right now she’s a little too far SE so the swells will start off too steep for most of SD (OC and LA I’m talking to you here!) but if she moves up in the forecasted path then we should see some pretty nice hurricane swell in the chest/shoulder range by Thurs and Fri with swell peaking in the occasional HH range at more of the SD beaches by Sat.  It’ll never be SW mind you so still hit the better summer spots to take advantage of this swell.  The good news is there is another SW ground swell that looks to be heading into our swell window.  This one looks to have some kick in it as the storm that created it is sitting in our window and is just sitting there stirring up swell. Look for surf to bum up next Sunday throughout the county…Saturday afternoon and Sunday.  As the week passes I’ll keep you updated on how that swell is going to show up…don’t want this to just be another “internet hype” swell eh?

The Fall weather is upon us…sort of.  We’re still going to see some pretty nice temperatures in the high 70s along the coast but we’ll also see a bit more onshore west wind midweek as the high pressure system breaks down a little, temperatures cool and the system that created that NW groundswell nudges us a little.  I don’t think we’ll actually see water fall from the sky just yet but we might see a few more clouds for the latter part of the week.  The best part is that we’ll see cooler nighttime temps Mon-Thurs…much more pleasant sleeping weather.   The morning sessions look like they might have a little light offshore for the first few days of the week before the breezes pick up.  Nice!  And as we near the Full Moon on Saturday we’re going to start seeing a bit more water movement throughout the week.  We’ll start with medium high early AM, medium low midday to big high at sunset and then see more extreme movement by Wed.  Water temps are trying to warm up but we’re still seeing the high 60sa and low 70 here and there with slightly warmer temps in N. County in the mid 70s.  I’m hoping this steep hurricane swell combo’d with the NW groundswell doesn’t cool things down too much this week.

Looks like a fun week of surf on into the weekend.  The early and sunset sessions might be your best bet as winds might become an issue midday.  Enjoy it…this is the best part of the year (if you ask me!).

Lates,
Mish

Ocean Notes:

1)       This Wednesday catch Taylor Steele’s This Time Tomorrow at La Paloma Theater at 8pm.  You can’t beat the combo of a Taylor Steele surf flick with Dave Rastovich and Craig Anderson tracking a Pacific swell.  Gonna be some fine surfing!  Catch it!

2)      Here’s a good one…have you been munching on the pricey water-grown veggies from your local farmer’s market?  Well now you can do hydroponic gardening thanks to IKEA!  Yes, just click on the link…you’ll be pleasantly surprised!

3)      Put this on your calendar…the Patagonia store in Cardiff will be having another Board Swap on Sat. October 13th from 8-noon.  Email store_cardiff@patagonia.com to reserve a spot. It’s free to have your boards there and Patagonia doesn’t take a cut.

4)      Yup, Slates sets another record for us to gawk at…50 WCT wins with #50 happening last week at Trestles in some inconsistent and fading S swell but it was enough to get the man his trophy.  Must be nice!

5)      And here’s more eye candy to end these notes…crankin’ Tassie surf…big and cold.  Dang…I mean BIG AND COLD!


 

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

www.saltwatertides.com
Day        High      Tide  Height   Sunrise    Moon  Time      % Moon
           /Low      Time    Feet    Sunset                    Visible
 
M   24     High   6:41 AM     4.0   6:39 AM     Set  1:16 AM      61
    24      Low  11:42 AM     2.5   6:42 PM    Rise  3:18 PM
    24     High   5:47 PM     5.2
 
Tu  25      Low  12:42 AM     0.1   6:40 AM     Set  2:19 AM      72
    25     High   7:20 AM     4.5   6:41 PM    Rise  3:58 PM
    25      Low  12:45 PM     1.9
    25     High   6:48 PM     5.3
 
W   26      Low   1:24 AM     0.0   6:40 AM     Set  3:20 AM      81
    26     High   7:52 AM     4.9   6:40 PM    Rise  4:34 PM
    26      Low   1:34 PM     1.4
    26     High   7:38 PM     5.4
 
Th  27      Low   2:00 AM     0.1   6:41 AM     Set  4:20 AM      88
    27     High   8:21 AM     5.2   6:38 PM    Rise  5:08 PM
    27      Low   2:15 PM     0.9
    27     High   8:22 PM     5.4
 
F   28      Low   2:32 AM     0.2   6:42 AM     Set  5:19 AM      94
    28     High   8:49 AM     5.4   6:37 PM    Rise  5:41 PM
    28      Low   2:53 PM     0.6
    28     High   9:02 PM     5.2
 

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

New swell moving in!



We’re on the up with a new SW swell on it’s way in.  The buoys have picked up and there were even a few early arrivers this evening.  After the last bits of Kristy swell dribbles past SD County look for surf to pick up around town Wednesday into the waist/chest high range with south facing beaches more noticeable of course.  Swell holds in size through the day and into Thursday morning before starting to taper off in the evening.  We’ll also see some NW wind swell mixed in there that will put some excess bump on the SW.  Friday we’re seeing more NW wind swell than SW but surf still in the waist high range.  Saturday things really taper off with knee high surf mostly from the NW wind swell…small still for the start of Sunday.  The good news is that a WSW swell should fill in starting Sun afternoon with a small pick up in size into the waist high range.  Monday and Tuesday will see most waist/chest high surf with the added bonus of…yes, our first NW ground swell!  The storm that is creating this swell is forecasted to just swoop down into our swell window for a short period so most of the swell will be aimed at the Hawaiian Islands earlier in the week before we get it around the middle of next week.  I’ll keep my eyes on that storm and update you in a few days.

More fantastic weather on board with some early morning fog, clearing skies and pleasant air temps in the mid/upper 70s along the coast.  Look for a little warm up for the end of the week and plenty of sunshine for the weekend.  Winds light to calm in the mornings with the usual light to moderate west winds for the afternoon.  Water temps are in the high60s/low 70s with the cooler water being in the lower half of the county.  We’re looking at some decent tide swings as we come off the new moon.  Still a big high just before midday that might give the new swell a nice push before slowing things down.  Then things drain out for the sunset session…could be pretty fun at the right south facing beach.

Looks like some Fall/Winter surf is right around the corner…

We’re overdue!
Mish 

Ocean Notes:
1)       If you’re a beer and bratwurst kinda guy or gal then get thyself to Encinitas this Sunday for the Oktoberfest celebration!  For more info click here!

2)      Goofy footer’s delight…some sweet footage of Craig Anderson from Daily Surf Videos.

3)      Hurricane Kristy helped out with some surf for Trestles just in time for the Hurley Pro this week.  And you have to love the free surf sessions.  Pros just ripping it up and having fun…just like you and I right?

4)      A horrendous oil spill down in Mainland Mex in the Oxaca region is now coating beaches over 120 miles of coastline.  Not only did the 4750 galls of oil go uncontained but you can imagine the havoc it’s wreaking on the marine life.  Read this Surfer Mag article for more of the ugly details.

5)      Here are some waves to really drool over…the Put Up or Shut Up  freesurfing tournament at G-land…come on…you know this has to be good!


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

www.saltwatertides.com
Day        High      Tide  Height   Sunrise    Moon  Time      % Moon
           /Low      Time    Feet    Sunset                    Visible
 
W   19      Low   5:13 AM     1.4   6:36 AM    Rise 10:34 AM      10
    19     High  11:40 AM     5.9   6:49 PM     Set  9:20 PM
    19      Low   6:32 PM     0.1
 
Th  20     High  12:49 AM     3.9   6:36 AM    Rise 11:41 AM      18
    20      Low   5:53 AM     1.9   6:48 PM     Set 10:13 PM
    20     High  12:28 PM     5.7
    20      Low   7:42 PM     0.4
 
F   21     High   2:10 AM     3.4   6:37 AM    Rise 12:43 PM      28
    21      Low   6:45 AM     2.4   6:46 PM     Set 11:11 PM
    21     High   1:32 PM     5.3
    21      Low   9:07 PM     0.5
 
Sa  22     High   4:01 AM     3.3   6:38 AM    Rise  1:41 PM      39
    22      Low   8:14 AM     2.9   6:45 PM
    22     High   2:56 PM     5.1
    22      Low  10:35 PM     0.4
 
Su  23     High   5:44 AM     3.7   6:38 AM     Set 12:13 AM      50
    23      Low  10:10 AM     2.9   6:44 PM    Rise  2:32 PM
    23     High   4:28 PM     5.1
    23      Low  11:47 PM     0.2

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Hot small tropical storm surf then some groundswell



Seeing a little love out of the SSE from Tropical Storm Kristy this afternoon so if you hit the right south facing beach (mostly waaaaaaay up north county) you can still score some waves for Sunday. Look for some decent chest/shoulder high waves at the best summer spots up north. Around the rest of SD we’re looking at more small NW wind swell in the waist high range and very little gusto.  Look for things taper off Monday and then midday Tuesday we should see our next SW swell and surf will bump back up into the waist/chest range.  There’s a slightly better angle on this one…slightly so more of SD county will see some surf.  Swell builds slightly through Wed with mostly chest high surf before tapering off Thurs and Fri with waist high waves.  Looks like we should see some more swell developing for next weekend with some activity down by New Zealand but it’s got some time to get here so we’ll wait and see what it does.  We also have Tropical Storm Lane stirring around down there but he’s looking pretty weak and not quite headed in our direction…you never know!

The weather is…um, HOT!  SO HOT!  (“HOW HOT IS IT???”  It was so hot on the coast today the sea gulls were flying to Death Valley to cool off!  Dah dun dun!)  Slightly less heat for the rest of the weekend and next week...still plenty of heat but more tolerable (we’re such woosies in the SoCal) in the mid/low 80s instead of 100s!  Sunny skies and a SE little breeze to start the day with a SW breeze for Sunday and most westerly by midday Monday.  Low humidity makes it a dryyyyyyyyyyy heat and nighttime temps are in the mid65s.  Some bigger tide swings with the new moon Sunday.  Looking at a high tide mid-morning draining out to a late-afternoon super low tide and swinging back up high as the sun sets.  Water temps have cooled a  bit but you’d never know it with the high heat lately.  Mid to high 60s in the water but some warmer temps offshore so with a little SW swell things should heat back up.  Enjoy it during this heat wave!

That’s all she wrote folks…still a little bug keeping me down so no Ocean Notes today.

Adios!
Mish

  

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

www.saltewatertides.com
 
Day        High      Tide  Height   Sunrise    Moon  Time      % Moon
           /Low      Time    Feet    Sunset                    Visible
 
Su  16      Low   3:34 AM     0.2   6:34 AM    Rise  7:13 AM      0
    16     High   9:50 AM     5.7   6:53 PM     Set  7:08 PM
    16      Low   4:00 PM     0.1
    16     High  10:10 PM     5.4
 
M   17      Low   4:06 AM     0.5   6:34 AM    Rise  8:19 AM      0
    17     High  10:23 AM     5.9   6:52 PM     Set  7:48 PM
    17      Low   4:45 PM     0.0
    17     High  10:56 PM     5.0
 
Tu  18      Low   4:38 AM     0.9   6:35 AM    Rise  9:27 AM      4
    18     High  10:59 AM     6.0   6:51 PM     Set  8:32 PM
    18      Low   5:35 PM     0.0
    18     High  11:47 PM     4.4
 
W   19      Low   5:13 AM     1.4   6:36 AM    Rise 10:34 AM      10
    19     High  11:40 AM     5.9   6:49 PM     Set  9:20 PM
    19      Low   6:32 PM     0.1
 
Th  20     High  12:49 AM     3.9   6:36 AM    Rise 11:41 AM      18
    20      Low   5:53 AM     1.9   6:48 PM     Set 10:13 PM
    20     High  12:28 PM     5.7
    20      Low   7:42 PM     0.4

Monday, September 10, 2012

Pretty small with some S by Thursday

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Aloha!  Fighting the flu so this is gonna be quick.  Not much on tap for the next 48hrs.  Tues and Wed look pretty quiet with little to no swell.  By Thursday we should see a little bump up of waist/chest high surf by midday. The angle doesn’t have as much west as I’d like for most of SD to get waves but we should still see some surf around town.  Continuing S swell for Friday mixed in with some NW windswell giving us surf in the waist high range.  Size drops off for Sat with some knee/waist surf.  Sunday will see more windswell and a new but poorly angled SE swell.  I’m pretty sure this one will miss SD so look for small surf for the start of next week.

Weather wise we’re looking at continuing heat, sunshine, and a little morning fog.  Light winds and medium water movement for the first half of the week with much more extreme water movement for the second half of the week as we approach the New Moon on Sunday.  Water’s back up to the low 70s thank goodness. 

Some good paddling water out there…keep those arms in shape…Winter’s right around the corner!

Mish

Sorry, no Ocean Notes today!

Mish



Tides for La Jolla (Scripps Institution Wharf) starting with September 10, 2012.

www.freesaltwatertides.com 
 
Day        High      Tide  Height   Sunrise    Moon  Time      % Moon
           /Low      Time    Feet    Sunset                    Visible
 
M   10      Low  12:27 AM     1.0   6:30 AM    Rise  1:09 AM      37
    10     High   7:27 AM     3.6   7:01 PM     Set  3:22 PM
    10      Low  11:53 AM     2.8
    10     High   5:58 PM     4.8
 
Tu  11      Low   1:05 AM     0.6   6:31 AM    Rise  2:04 AM      28
    11     High   7:44 AM     4.0   7:00 PM     Set  4:03 PM
    11      Low  12:43 PM     2.4
    11     High   6:46 PM     5.2
 
W   12      Low   1:36 AM     0.3   6:31 AM    Rise  3:02 AM      19
    12     High   8:04 AM     4.2   6:59 PM     Set  4:42 PM
    12      Low   1:23 PM     1.9
    12     High   7:28 PM     5.4
 
Th  13      Low   2:05 AM     0.1   6:32 AM    Rise  4:02 AM      12
    13     High   8:27 AM     4.7   6:57 PM     Set  5:19 PM
    13      Low   2:01 PM     1.4
    13     High   8:08 PM     5.6
 
F   14      Low   2:35 AM     0.0   6:33 AM    Rise  5:04 AM      6
    14     High   8:53 AM     5.1   6:56 PM     Set  5:55 PM
    14      Low   2:39 PM     0.9
    14     High   8:47 PM     5.7