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Articles by Adam Wright

Adam has been a professional meteorologist and surf forecaster since 1999 and has worked for many of the popular surf sites including Transworld SURF, Surfline, Wavewatch, and FuelTV. Currently he is the Chief Forecaster for Solspot.com and is responsible for letting us know when we should ditch the computers for either a quick session or epic trip.

New SW swell and more windswell help to keep the surf showing on Tuesday, but keep an eye on the winds and the tides

New SW swell and more windswell help to keep the surf showing on Tuesday, but keep an eye on the winds and the tides

Tuesday will continue to see a playful mix of overlapping Southern Hemi swells and some background windswell. Overall conditions look to be mostly clean through the morning but there will be a touch more onshore texture creeping into the more wind-sensitive spots. Expect the building tide and increasing onshore winds to hamper shape through the second half of the day.

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Blended S-SSW energy holds into Monday…expect some lulls between sets but fun waves when they show.

Blended S-SSW energy holds into Monday…expect some lulls between sets but fun waves when they show.

Monday will be another decent surf day. The next round of Southern Hemi S-SSW swell will have filled in and even though we will lose some of the weekend’s energy there should be enough swell in the water to keep fun waves showing at the exposed beaches. Winds and weather look ok as well…mostly light and clean but with few pockets of weak texture at the more wind-sensitive areas.

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New Southern Hemi swell moves in while the older ones start to move out

New Southern Hemi swell moves in while the older ones start to move out

Sunday will be another pretty decent surf day for the summer spots and the good combo breaks. We will be seeing yet another new shot of S-SSW swell arriving while the remnants of the last swells (and the local windswell) are still in the water. Tides might be a bit of an issue through mid-morning but conditions look clean, which will likely help us push through the brunchtime high tide.

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Southern Hemi swells hold into Saturday where clean morning conditions along with decent tides help to keep it fast and fun

Southern Hemi swells hold into Saturday where clean morning conditions along with decent tides help to keep it fast and fun

A healthy sized mix of Southern Hemi swell and building local windswell will keep plenty of surf showing at the summer spots and well exposed combo breaks on Saturday. Weather and wind conditions look good too thanks to relatively light morning winds and a fairly thin marine layer. Overall it looks like fun waves showing for most of the exposed breaks and some bigger sets lurking around the standout spots.

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Overlapping Southern Hemi swells keep waves rolling through the weekend and into next week

Overlapping Southern Hemi swells keep waves rolling through the weekend and into next week

We have several days of surf on tap thanks to the consistent activity that rolled through the SPAC about 7-10 days ago. The resulting S-SW swells that those storms kicked out are already showing along our beaches and will hold steady as we move through the weekend. We also have some trace tropical swell from the latest hurricane (Julio) that will stick around for Friday and then weaken quickly…at the same time we will also see a boost in local windswell that will add in a little more combo energy for the exposed breaks. I would recommend trying to get some surfing done while we have these swells rolling through because the long-range charts aren’t looking all that exciting right now…and as the current swells back off we may not have much on tap to replace them.

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Steady mix of S-SW energy and local NW windswell will continue to push in decent wave heights on Friday

Steady mix of S-SW energy and local NW windswell will continue to push in decent wave heights on Friday

It took an extra day but the Southern Hemi swell has been doing a decent job filling in here on Thursday…and the good news is that this run of playful, (occasionally solid-sized), surf will continue on Friday. The mix of Southern Hemi swells and local windswell will hold strong throughout the day and despite a little bit of onshore texture most spots will have clean enough conditions to keep things fun through the morning.

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Great White Sharks don’t really like drones

Great White Sharks don’t really like drones

The idea of a shark attack always manages to send chills down any surfers spine…and it doesn’t matter if you are surfing in the red-triangle or in the middle of a pristine tropical ocean…just the thought of being added back into the food-chain is enough to give us all the heebie-jeebies. (I think I peed a little right around the 1:12-minute mark)

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Thursday will see a healthy mix of S-SW energy and background NW windswell

Thursday will see a healthy mix of S-SW energy and background NW windswell

Thursday will be another fun surf day as our current swell mix holds (and sees a little additional tropical energy from Julio). Weather and winds will be pretty manageable through the morning with just a few minor areas of light onshore texture.

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Solid swell will slowly back down but new pulses will keep our surf healthy through the weekend

Solid swell will slowly back down but new pulses will keep our surf healthy through the weekend

We have a nice sized SSW-SW swell peaking throughout the Mainland Mexico and Central America regions right now. The current energy will start to slowly taper off as we move through the next couple of days, however new shots of both SSW and SW swell will arrive through the week and the upcoming weekend that will slow down how fast the current swell drops and help keep plenty of rideable/healthy sized waves showing through the upcoming weekend and likely into early next week as well.

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Lagging S-SSW swell will fill in more on Wednesday while mixing with some beefier local windswell

Lagging S-SSW swell will fill in more on Wednesday while mixing with some beefier local windswell

Increasing S-SSW swell will continue to gradually build overnight and add more size to the exposed spots for Wednesday. Surfwise we can expect fun, mostly playful sizes, with a few of the top spots seeing some bigger sets as more energy continues to fill in. NW winds are forecast to start up a bit earlier in the morning so expect increasing bump as we move toward midday.

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