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Friday, November 2nd

Date: November 3rd, 2012

BRIEF OVERVIEW:  Small WNW swell leftovers prevail Saturday. A larger WNW swell will build all day Sunday, peak overnight, and then back down through the day on Monday. Another fun size WNW swell is lining up for Tuesday.

 

SATURDAY 3rd

SWELL/SURF: Weak leftovers from the WNW and minor SW swell with very small surfthrough the full tides in the morning/early afternoon. As the tide drops some 2-3’ (waist high) sets show in the afternoon.

WIND/WEATHER: Gradually clearing skies (after possibly patchy fog) and light/variable to light NE wind in the morning. WNW wind in the afternoon 8-10kts.

 

SUNDAY 4th

SWELL/SURF: Rebuilding swell/surf through the day. Fun size WNW swell in the morning with 4-5’+ faces. Larger, long period NW swell building through the afternoon/evening with more consistent 5’ (head high) surf and sets to a couple feet overhead through the later afternoon and evening (5-7’+).

WIND/WEATHER: Mostly sunny skies and light/variable to light NE wind in the morning. Light NW wind in the afternoon 5-7kts.

 

MONDAY 5th

SWELL/SURF: Mid to longer period WNW swell continues and is strongest in the morning, with a fading trend in the afternoon. Look for surf running 4-7’ range in the morning with decreasing surf through the day.

WIND/WEATHER: Mostly sunny skies and light/variable to light ENE/NE wind in the morning. Light/variable NW wind in the afternoon.

 

TUESDAY 6th

SWELL/SURF: Modest, new WNW swell fills in through the early afternoon with 4-5’ faces if the storm behaves as currently forecast. Stay tuned.

WIND/WEATHER: Mostly sunny skies and light/variable to light ENE/NE wind in the morning. Light/variable NW wind in the afternoon.

 

WEDNESDAY 7th

SWELL/SURF: Decreasing, mid period WNW swell will be strongest in the morning but dropping off through the day. 3-4’+ faces show in the morning with a few leftover larger sets, but drop off through the day.

WIND/WEATHER: Mostly sunny skies and light/variable to light ENE/NE wind in the morning. Light/variable NW wind in the afternoon.

 

 

 

SWELL/WEATHER SUMMARY

Small leftovers from the WNW prevail for the majority of Saturday.

 

Our next swell remains on track and will produce the largest waves of the waiting period Sunday afternoon and Mondaymorning. The swell will come in a couple pulses, with the first pulse of WNW swell showing Sunday morning in the shoulder-head high+ range. The second pulse of longer period and more northwesterly swell will build through the afternoon with waves running in the head high to a couple feet overhead range and possibly a bit larger by sundown. Similar size swell will continue Monday morning, with a fading trend through the day on Monday. Stay tuned, we’ll continue to refine the size and timing of this swell as it hits the 46006 buoy offshore (about a day to day and a half indicator of swell).

 

Going further out, we’re still watching for another fun size pulse of WNW swell on Tuesday in the shoulder-head high range; likely building through the morning and into the early afternoon. Stay tuned.  Beyond that, things look fairly slow from the North Pacific to close out the waiting period.

 

We’ll also see a small run of SSW swell over the last couple days of the waiting period, with the surf gradually building on Friday, strongest on Saturday and easing on Sunday. This swell is far better aimed at South and Central America, but has been quite strong and we’ll see a little energy via angular spreading. Overall this would mean lully/inconsistent sets in the waist-shoulder high range with long waits between sets.

 

Wind/Weather

Weak high pressure will be over the region Saturday. That will mean the possibility of patchy fog in the morning with clearing skies over the afternoon. A diurnal wind pattern will also continue with a weak land breeze in the morning (NNE/NE) and light to moderate WNW wind in the afternoon.

 

The high will strengthen over the region Sunday/Monday with mostly sunny skies and warm weather (after chillymornings). Light NE/ENE wind prevails in the mornings and light/variable NWwind in the afternoons. Stronger NW’erly flow looks likely to develop for the end of next week. Stay tuned.

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