Thursday, March 26, 2015

Plenty of SW and NW on the way!!!

Got wax?  Cause you’re gonna need it for the upcoming week of combo swell!  We’re already looking at rising long-period SW swell on the buoys right now.  The whole next week will be a combo of both SW groundswell from what was Tropical Cyclone Pam that wiped Vanuatu off the map in the South Pacific and some smaller and shorter period WNW swell.  Size is on the rise Friday with more of the WNW swell showing but very inconsistent SW filling in throughout the day. Waves start in the waist/chest high range and fairly consistent out of the WNW at west and north facing beaches.  Saturday in San Diego will see much more south with increasing consistency. Look for chest/shoulder high waves at the better summer breaks and chest high at the west and north facing spots.  OC and LA will see less of the WNW and more pure S swell.  Similar story for Sunday but with even better consistency at the south facing spots.  Monday sees a bit of bump up for the south facing spots as the swell peaks all day.  I’ll call HH and HH+ for the best summer spots in SD, OC and LA.  Tues still sees plenty of SW with a bit more new NW. Waves still in the shoulder /HH range for south spots, and chest/shoulder for the west/north breaks.  Wednesday the S is backing off so more of the WNW in the chest/shoulder range in SD and a more severe drop off in size for OC/LA with chest high surf.  Looks like more S on the way with a few smaller spurts of WNW in there still.  Fun week of summer surf to kick off April!

Weather is not typical of our Springtime!  We’ll see another day of heat and sunshine with mild onshore winds by midday.  Air temps in the high 70s along the coast tapering off a little into the mid-70s through the weekend and then back up again for the first part of next week.  Expect to see some dense fog in the early morning and late evening hours starting Friday night and thru the weekend.  Not expecting our usual springtime winds so the surf conditions should be pretty spectacular…if you like glassy sunny waves!  Water temps are already incredibly high with buoy readings in the mid-60s and will most likely go up as the SW swell pushes more hot water north.  We’ve got decent tidal movement this weekend with mid/late-morning medium lows pushing up to medium high tides for the early evening hours.

Looks like a great week of surf and weather!  Please remember we are in a drought so do you part to conserve water! 

Stay wet So Cal!
Tides for La Jolla (Scripps Institution Wharf) starting with March 26, 2015.
Day        High      Tide  Height   Sunrise    Moon  Time      % Moon
           /Low      Time    Feet    Sunset                    Visible
Th  26     High   2:15 AM     4.5   6:45 AM     Set 12:57 AM      35
    26      Low   9:44 AM     0.5   7:05 PM    Rise 11:42 AM
    26     High   4:55 PM     3.0
    26      Low   9:17 PM     2.5
F   27     High   3:38 AM     4.1   6:44 AM     Set  1:48 AM      45
    27      Low  11:14 AM     0.5   7:05 PM    Rise 12:35 PM
    27     High   6:28 PM     3.3
    27      Low  11:06 PM     2.4
Sa  28     High   5:06 AM     4.1   6:42 AM     Set  2:34 AM      55
    28      Low  12:21 PM     0.3   7:06 PM    Rise  1:28 PM
    28     High   7:16 PM     3.6
Su  29      Low  12:22 AM     2.1   6:41 AM     Set  3:15 AM      64
    29     High   6:15 AM     4.2   7:07 PM    Rise  2:21 PM
    29      Low   1:08 PM     0.2
    29     High   7:47 PM     3.9
M   30      Low   1:11 AM     1.6   6:40 AM     Set  3:53 AM      73
    30     High   7:07 AM     4.4   7:07 PM    Rise  3:14 PM
    30      Low   1:43 PM     0.1
    30     High   8:12 PM     4.1

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