Monday, April 28, 2008

Tuesday's Surf - Back to the springtime conditions

Tuesday will feel a lot like spring along the North-Central coasts should. There will be waves, but a lot of wind, cold water, and small waves at the protected spots.

We will have a mix of medium/short period NW energy from a storm moving into the Gulf of Alaska and a touch of background SW swell.

NW facing spots will be around chest-head high+ with mostly poor shape as onshore winds blow in out of the NW around 15-20+ knots through most of the day.
SW facing breaks and other protected areas will be smaller...mostly waist high with some inconsistent chest high sets. Conditions will be cleaner but at the cost of size and consistency.

As usual with these spring days your cleanest conditions are generally through the morning. The more exposed spots will have wind issues from the get go...but there may be a few rideable ones early.

Your best bet is going to be those rare breaks that compromise between the wind and the swell-window...but stick won't really be worth hunting around for windblown waves. The protected areas will be a good back-up, particularly for the afternoon.

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