Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Rain Chances Thursday, Good Run of South Swell for Next Week

Light rain may return to the region starting tomorrow - moving north to south during the day as a fairly strong late season storm moves ashore.  Rain will be on the light side and gone by Friday.  Northwest winds are blowing this morning and should continue to do so for the next few days.  By the weekend and in particular on Sunday, long period forerunners will begin to show (late in the day) as a good run of southwest to south swell (200-215 degrees) hits California.  Spots that work well with a southwest swell could see head high and at times larger sets as the swell peaks on Monday/Tuesday.  After the initial pulse, smaller events will continue good size surf for most of next week.  I'll get a better handle on size once the swell enters the So Cal window and begins to move up the coast.  Winds look lighter for late Sunday and Monday, which will help prevent a lot of swell decay for the first part of the event. Since it's May, winds are always suspect around these parts - so know your spots and check the wind links and you'll find something to ride next week.  Cya in the water.

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