Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Wednesday’s winds: Holy moly it is windy batman!

Springtime conditions come back full force on Wednesday.

Strong NW winds 15-25+ knots build back in on Wednesday and eventually peak in the afternoon with gusts around 30 knots.

Needless to say it is going to be pretty damn breezy. Most NW spots will have overhead sloppy windswell surf…sometimes going well overhead but always with poor shape.

The SW facing spots, mostly through Santa Cruz and the Central Coast, will have a mix of both NW windswell and some SW energy. Those areas will have cleaner, but still bumpy conditions, and surf holding in the chest-shoulder high range. A few of the better exposed standout breaks may have some bigger sets but will likely have wind issues to go along with it as well.

If you have to surf tomorrow I would stick to the more protected breaks…it will be cleaner, more manageable, and probably more fun. The more exposed breaks are going to get so bumpy you might as well write them off after the dawn patrol. Personally I would plan on busting out the big board and surfing a few waves on the inside sections, which should have enough size to have some fun longboarding…other areas will be pretty sloppy.

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