Sunday, February 8, 2015

Good sized waves with some wind

Ok, updating the upcoming sizable swell it looks like we’ll be battling wind with this swell so you need to catch the right wind windows to get the best conditions (I guess that’s sort of always the case but…). We’re looking at an overnight N breeze that will be probably putting some bump on the already HH waves from the latest shorter period ground swell we’ve been seeing the last day or so.  There’s still plenty of energy in the water for Monday’s session.  I’d try to catch it early as the winds will pick up again with more HH and slightly OH straight W swell.  Surf will pick up through the second half of the day and overnight. The next swell peaks Tuesday mid-morning.  Size will be in the OH to OH+ range…8-10’ faces in SD, 6-8’ in LA/OC I’m thinking with some slightly bigger sets at the best spots.  Pretty much straight west so lined up and some closeout at the west facing beach breaks.  This swell is fairly short period too so plenty of energy and plenty of waves all day.  The big trick will be the wind. See below for the wind conditions. 

Wednesday things back off but we’ll still see consistent OH+ range waves to kick off the day.  The swell quickly fades to about HH by nightfall.  Thursday will see HH  waves to start the day and the last of the swell will fade quickly through the day to end with some waist/chest high waves by sunset.  Luckily another longer period W groundswell is right there to kick things back into the chest/shoulder range for Friday with some slightly OH sets hitting by nightfall.  Waves remain in the HH range or just slightly smaller for Saturday and Sunday before tapering off into the start of the next week.  There’s a little lull but still more swell generators out there in the N. Pac.  We should have more fun surf on the way!

As I mentioned the wind will be our biggest enemy or our best friend with this next swell.  Monday looks to be a fairly windy day so I’d hit it early as the tide pushes starting at dawn.  Forecast is for some gusty NW winds by midday which will make a bit of a mess of our nice swell. Luckily, it should subside overnight and turn out of the E. This should really help clean things up for the best part of the swell Tues AM.  Winds will turn back out of the W by the afternoon though so again, I’d hit the AM session for the best conditions.  Wednesday the weather pattern starts to change up with slightly calmer winds and patchy AM fog.  The second half of the week looks much more favorable with a bit of NE Santa Ana kicking in.  NE winds from Wed thru Friday and air temps from the high 60s Mon/Tues to the high 70s/low80s for the second half of the week and into the weekend.  Medium low tides at dawn pushing up through the day for a medium high midday and then back down again for another medium low a bit after sunset.  Water temps still at an amazing 60-63 degrees up and down the So Cal coastline. 

Looks to be another fun week of sizable surf! Have fun and stay wet So Cal!

Unknown Grom ripping it at a secret N.county spot  Feb. 15, 2010

Tides for La Jolla (Scripps Institution Wharf) starting with February 9, 2015.
Day        High      Tide  Height   Sunrise    Moon  Time      % Moon
           /Low      Time    Feet    Sunset                    Visible
M    9     High  12:00 AM     4.1   6:38 AM     Set  9:37 AM      80
     9      Low   6:06 AM     1.6   5:29 PM    Rise 10:48 PM
     9     High  11:46 AM     3.4
     9      Low   5:48 PM     1.2
Tu  10     High  12:41 AM     4.0   6:37 AM     Set 10:12 AM      72
    10      Low   7:17 AM     1.7   5:30 PM    Rise 11:43 PM
    10     High  12:48 PM     2.9
    10      Low   6:20 PM     1.6
W   11     High   1:35 AM     4.1   6:36 AM     Set 10:51 AM      63
    11      Low   8:52 AM     1.6   5:31 PM
    11     High   2:38 PM     2.5
    11      Low   7:12 PM     2.0
Th  12     High   2:47 AM     4.2   6:35 AM    Rise 12:40 AM      53
    12      Low  10:25 AM     1.2   5:32 PM     Set 11:35 AM
    12     High   4:45 PM     2.6
    12      Low   8:55 PM     2.2
F   13     High   4:01 AM     4.5   6:34 AM    Rise  1:37 AM      43
    13      Low  11:30 AM     0.5   5:32 PM     Set 12:23 PM
    13     High   6:02 PM     2.9
    13      Low  10:27 PM     2.2

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