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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.

Friday sees a little more wind but expect some protected pockets

Friday sees a little more wind but expect some protected pockets

Friday will be a rideable day…smaller than the last few, with a little wind texture creeping in fairly early as well…but still rideable. Overall we can expect weaker surf with a touch of onshore wind moving in as start the day, look for wave heights to level off and more onshore wind to move in by the afternoon.

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A little break in the breeze…cleaner conditions on tap for Thursday morning

A little break in the breeze…cleaner conditions on tap for Thursday morning

Conditions finally clean up on Thursday…leaving us with rideable, but not great, waves as we move through the morning. The onshore winds will continue to blow most of Wednesday night, only backing down after midnight, this will leave a lot of leftover bump in the water, possibly enough to keep the more exposed beaches a bit on the warbly side.

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A good week of early spring surf with more swells in the long-range forecast

A good week of early spring surf with more swells in the long-range forecast

Things are looking pretty fun for the next week in Southern Mainland Mexico and Central America. We have a couple of back to back SSW-SW swells that will help hold the surf steady for the next several days, even showing some fairly solid sizes considering that we are just moving into the beginning of April. If the current swells we have headed our way weren’t enough of a reason to get excited the long-range SPAC charts are showing a new set of storms that are forecast to push right into the sweet-spot of the regions swell window and push even more SSW energy our way.

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Enough with the onshore wind already

Enough with the onshore wind already

Wednesday will be another poor surf day. Onshore winds will continue to blow in out of the W and trash surf shape at all but the most protected breaks.

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Funky winds and weather holds through midweek followed by cleaner conditions and better combo swell

Funky winds and weather holds through midweek followed by cleaner conditions and better combo swell

Unfortunately it looks like we are going to get at least a couple more days of onshore wind. Tuesday looks pretty bad surfwise thanks to the steady W winds forecast to blow throughout the day. Wednesday isn’t looking much better, but, and it is a small ‘but’, we may have a couple of cleaner pockets on tap for the morning. Finally we start to see our weather and our wind conditions improve as we move through the second half of the week, winds start to turn more offshore, the combo swell will stick around, and even the tide swing will cut us some slack by moving the high-tide closer to lunchtime. Long-range charts still have a few decent storms moving around, nothing spectacular at this point, but definitely rideable, particularly if the winds and weather get ironed out a bit more as we move further into April.

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Onshore winds are lame

Onshore winds are lame

Tuesday will be a poor surf day. West winds continue to blow onshore overnight and hold strong through Tuesday morning. Look for mostly hacked up, blown out shape for almost all of Socal as we start the day…stronger onshore winds and higher tides will further hamper the surf quality as we move on into the afternoon.

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Short morning window…then winds turn onshore again

Short morning window…then winds turn onshore again

While this latest cold front dried out quite a bit before it hit Socal it has still been a pain in the butt in terms of churning up our local winds. Unfortunately it looks like these winds will stick around into Monday. The good news is that we may see some lighter winds earlier in the morning…but now we just need to find a way to deal with the high mid-morning tide.

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Sunday looking a little wet and a little breezy

Sunday looking a little wet and a little breezy

We have another cold front forecast to drop down over Socal later tonight, which will pretty much dictate the quality of our surf…depending on how strong the front actually is and what direction it decides to take while moving through. Plan on high tide, some building WNW-NW stormswell, and some warbly/textured shape…though there may be a few protected pockets if we get lucky.

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Morning swampthing and a little bit of leftover texture

Morning swampthing and a little bit of leftover texture

We will see some smaller but still rideable waves as we move through the weekend. Do not expect the surf to be all that great…in fact the winds are still unstable enough that we will continue to see a bit of texture for many of our beaches that will also get mixed with a higher morning tide, which isn’t a good recipe for quality waves.

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Cleaner conditions move in along with some playful swell over the weekend with more swell forming out the back

Cleaner conditions move in along with some playful swell over the weekend with more swell forming out the back

Our lumpy mid-week (mostly blown out) swell mix will be fading as we head into the weekend…however despite losing some size we will see cleaner morning conditions and a couple of reinforcing swells moving into the area that will help make the weekend a lot more surfable than the last couple of days. We will still struggle a bit with some unstable wind/weather as well as early morning tides, but at least the winds won’t be in ‘active-destroy-surf mode’ anymore. Long-range charts are actually looking pretty positive…and it looks likely that we will have some steady NPAC storm action hanging around our swell window for the next several days while the SPAC works to dish up a couple of early spring S-SSW swells to help cross up that North Pacific energy. At this point the first part of April is starting to look pretty fun.

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