Sunday, April 28, 2013
Looks like we're in for a little fog as things heat up inland this week. Mostly cloudy in the morning with some clearing midday.Low 70s for the first half of the week along the coast. Thursday looks like the best day with air temps in the low 80s. Winds don't look too bad with calm winds in the morning and some mild to moderate winds in the afternoon. Water should warm up too!
Stay wet San Diego!
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Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Now this looks fun! The San Diego Surf Film Festival is coming to town May 8-12th! It’s at Bird’s Surf Shed and will be an event not to be missed! They even added another day because the event last year was so popular! Individual day tickets run form $5 (for Groms)-$20 (for you salty dogs) but a VIP All Access pass is only $100. When did you only pay $100 for this much STOKE? Tickets are going like hotcakes!!! Grab yours now!
“The SDSFF will highlight over 35 international films, a surf art gallery, amazing live music, beach clean- ups, shaping demos and surf expression sessions.”
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Monday, April 22, 2013
I'll still do the forecast and report but the page will be more "LIVE" with local weather updates and continuing ocean notes on things I think are important for a happy surfer...clean water, creatures that live in the ocean, clean planet, good healthy food, planet friendly living and of course great surf stories from around the internet.
We'll start with this story...one with a happy ending after a surfer treads water for 27 hours after falling overboard in Indo. Damn, 27 hours!
Looks like Tuesday night will be kind of windy as that low pressure moves in. Mild to moderate south winds all night and through Wed with winds calming Wed night. That means conditions Wednesday will be messy after the wind blows all night. Slight chance of showers Wed night but otherwise partly sunny both Wed and Thurs during the day. A few clouds for the weekend but warmer air temps.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Fly-by South…that’s what I call it. I’m referring to the SE groundswell that’s passing us by right now. Most spots in SD County are seeing some small NW windswell with a little S if you’re at a good south facing spot, not a lot of energy and a bit less on tap for the start of the week on Monday. Look for waist high from the wind swell around most of the county and waist with occasional chest for the S at the top summer sports. The good news is that a new swell is on tap to fill in late Monday. This is still a pretty steep swell but it has a slightly better angle on it and a bit more energy. That means the better summer spots should see a bit of new S on Tuesday, waist high with building waist/chest high sets. Of course, it will be a typical inconsistent south and again, steep so missing a lot of SD. Swell fills in all day and peaks early early Wed. Look for some more consistent shoulder/HH surf in north N. County at a few select juicy summer breaks along the coast. Things taper off for Thurs with chest/shoulder high surf and then more so again on Friday with surf in the waist high range. By the weekend we’re looking at some pretty small knee/waist high surf at best from a new S and a little NW wind swell as a late season system moves down from the north and stirs things up a bit.
Weather sure was nice this weekend! Unfortunately that’s all about to change. More sunshine and air temps in the mid-60s for Monday and then a few more clouds and slightly cooler air temps for the middle part of the week as that weather system passes though. Believe it or not we even have a chance of showers for Wed night and into Thurs. Look for things to clear up a little for the weekend though. As is par for the course for the Spring doldrums we’re looking at SW winds for a good part of the week. Your best bet will be the earlier session before the winds put some bump on the water. Winds don’t get too out of hand for the first half of the week. I expect them to pick up a bit as that weather front moves through on Wed night so Thursday might not be an optimal day. Will update the weather forecast Wed.
Water temps are still a little brisk with the last bit of wind stirring up the cooler water. We’re still seeing some mid to high 50s along the coast. The lower afternoon tides will definitely bring some of that cold stuff up with the higher tide feeling a few degrees warmer. Interestingly, the buoys offshore are reading in the low 60s. As we head towards the Full Moon this weekend we’re starting to see a bit more tidal movement but nothing horribly extreme. Look for a medium high tide in the early morning dropping out to a near-zero low tide in the early afternoon and rolling back up to a fairly high tide for the evening sessions.
Looks like Tues/Wed are the best days this week for some fun surf! Hit a summer spot for ideal swell direction in SD or head up the 5 to OC/LA!
Short on time tonight…sorry, no Ocean Notes!
Tides for La Jolla (
) starting with April 22, 2013. Scripps Institution Wharf
Day High Tide Height
Moon Time % Moon Sunrise
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible
M 22 Low 1:34 AM 0.8 6:11 AM Set 3:57 AM 81
22 High 7:35 AM 4.3 7:24 PM Rise 4:27 PM
22 Low 1:34 PM 0.4
22 High 7:57 PM 5.1
Tu 23 Low 2:14 AM 0.1 6:09 AM Set 4:33 AM 88
23 High 8:20 AM 4.4 7:25 PM Rise 5:31 PM
23 Low 2:07 PM 0.5
23 High 8:27 PM 5.5
W 24 Low 2:53 AM -0.5 6:08 AM Set 5:12 AM 94
24 High 9:04 AM 4.5 7:26 PM Rise 6:36 PM
24 Low 2:41 PM 0.6
24 High 8:59 PM 5.9
Th 25 Low 3:35 AM -1.0 6:07 AM Set 5:54 AM 98
25 High 9:49 AM 4.4 7:27 PM Rise 7:43 PM
25 Low 3:16 PM 0.8
25 High 9:35 PM 6.2
F 26 Low 4:18 AM -1.2 6:06 AM Set 6:41 AM 99
26 High 10:37 AM 4.2 7:27 PM Rise 8:51 PM
26 Low 3:53 PM 1.0
26 High 10:13 PM 6.2