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Monday, November 5th

Date: November 6th, 2012

BRIEF OVERVIEW: Another medium size WNW swell moves in on Tuesday, strongest in the morning and easing over the afternoon. Smaller, fading surf prevails Wed/Thur. A smaller, shorter to mid period WNW swell will move in on Friday. Good to excellent wind and weather conditions continue Tuesday, before stronger NW wind, much cooler weather and possible rain develops for the second half of the week. There are no major WNW swells to close out the waiting period, although we will see an inconsistent SSW swell move in Fri-Sun.

 

TUESDAY 6th

SWELL/SURF: New WNW swell fills in with 4-6’ faces, with the largest sets up to a foot or two overhead in the morning. The swell will be strongest in the morning before backing down in the afternoon, but head high+ surf will continue into the afternoon.

WIND/WEATHER: Mostly sunny skies and light/variable to light ENE/NE wind in the morning. Hot weather (after a chilly early 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 up top head high, but dropping off through the day.

WIND/WEATHER: Mostly sunny skies and light/variable to light ENE/NE wind in the morning. NW wind increases in the afternoon 10-12kts with much cooler weather than earlier in the week.

 

THURSDAY 8th

SWELL/SURF: Small, fading leftovers from the WNW and small, building SSW swell.Surf is mainly in the waist high range (3’ faces) and maybe a little better.

WIND/WEATHER: A chance of rain with much breezier NW wind 9-16kts+ and strongest in the afternoon. Stay tuned.

 

FRIDAY 9th

SWELL/SURF: New, mid period WNW swell fills in along with inconsistent SSW swell for 3-4’ faces off the swell mix and occasionally a little larger.

WIND/WEATHER: A chance of rain with continued moderate NW flow 9-13kts. Stay tuned.

 

SATURDAY 10th

SWELL/SURF: Inconsistent SSW swell, and leftover WNW swell, for very occasional 3-4’ sets. Long waits between SSW sets.

WIND/WEATHER: Clearing skies and light northerly wind.

 

SWELL/WEATHER SUMMARY

We’ll see another medium size swell move in on Tuesday, strongest in the morning, with surf running in the headhigh range and the largest sets a foot or two overhead. Easing surf takes over through the afternoon, but head high+ surf will continue on the sets. Smaller leftovers take over Wednesday, with much weaker leftovers by Thursday.

 

Going further out, the swell on Friday looks contestable, if the storm behaves as currently forecast, but not as strong as the swell we’ll see on Tuesday. At this point waist-shoulder high waves will show, possibly a little better. Stay tuned, we’ll have more details on this swell as the storm develops in the next couple days. Smaller, fading surf from the WNW will close out the final couple days of the waiting period.

 

We’ll also see a small run of SSW swell during 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 the storm that created it has been quite strong and we’ll see a little energy via angular spreading. Overall this would mean lully/inconsistent sets in the shoulder high range, and even a little better, but with long waits between sets Friday through Sunday.

 

Wind/Weather

Strong high pressure will be over the region through Tuesday, with sunny skies and hot weather (after chilly mornings). Light NE/ENE wind prevails in the mornings and light/variable NWwind in the afternoons.

 

An area of low pressure will slide down the coast for the second half of the week. Wednesday will be a transition day with increasing NW flow and cooler weather, with Thur/Fri potentially seeing some rain and fairly breezy NW wind. Stay tuned.

 

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