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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.

Surf drops slightly for Monday morning but enough swell sticks around to keep things rideable

Surf drops slightly for Monday morning but enough swell sticks around to keep things rideable

We will see a little dip in size on Monday as the energy from the weekend continues to back down…however we will also start off with clean conditions, a decent lower (but not drained out) tide, and the first bits of some new SW and NW energy that will eventually fill in a bit more by the afternoon. In general most of the exposed breaks will be surfable, but not as consistent or as big, during the morning session.

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Overlapping Southern Hemi swells, some tropical swell, and a bit of NW energy all help to keep rideable showing on Sunday.

Overlapping Southern Hemi swells, some tropical swell, and a bit of NW energy all help to keep rideable showing on Sunday.

Sunday will be another decent surf day…nothing super spectacular, but active enough with all of the current swells (and a few incoming pulses) that we will see fun/rideable waves for most of the better exposed beaches. Look for a bit of light onshore texture showing in some select areas for the morning, however most spots will remain clean enough to surf for a few hours after sunup.

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Swell mix holds into Saturday…look for playful waves at the better combo spots

Swell mix holds into Saturday…look for playful waves at the better combo spots

Look for the current run of playful waves to continue to show as we move through the weekend. We have a blend of Southern Hemi swells moving in and mixing with a touch of tropical swell from Karina as well as some local windswell. Morning conditions look fairly clean with a few pockets of texture creeping in for select areas…but despite the light onshore flow we can expect workable shape at the more exposed beaches.

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Overlapping Southern Hemi swell mixes with tropical S swell and beefier NW windswell over the weekend

Overlapping Southern Hemi swell mixes with tropical S swell and beefier NW windswell over the weekend

We are starting to settle into a decent run of modest South Pacific swells, that while not large, will still be active enough to keep playful waves showing at most of the better S-SW facing spots. At the same time we are seeing some additional tropical energy from newly formed Hurricane Karina, which will help to flesh out the waves a bit more over the upcoming weekend and then back down as we move into early next week. If that wasn’t enough the local NW windswell will also be jumping into the mix, adding a little bit of combo energy to well exposed spots but also pulling in a bit of extra-tropical medium-period energy from some of the previous storms (I’m looking at you Julio) that managed to recurve back into the higher latitudes of the North Pacific. Overall, while not a “huge” surf week/weekend sizewise…there will still be plenty to get out and ride.

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The S-SW swells continue to fill in on Thursday…look for some playful peaks at the exposed combo spots

The S-SW swells continue to fill in on Thursday…look for some playful peaks at the exposed combo spots

Wave heights will slowly build through the day on Thursday as new swells move in from both the South Pacific and our local outer waters. Overall conditions look fairly clean in the morning with just a couple of pockets of light onshore texture. Look for an early morning low tide to keep shape a little drained out as we start the day, but it will eventually fill in and we should see shape improve as we move through mid-morning.

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The SPAC continues to pump out summer swells…look for overlapping S-SW energy to send in more playful waves

The SPAC continues to pump out summer swells…look for overlapping S-SW energy to send in more playful waves

While the current round of S-SSW-SW swell hitting Mainland Mexico and Central America aren’t massive, they are consistent and thanks to newly arriving energy will easily continue through the end of the week and likely right on up to the end of August. Long-range charts are showing a little gap in our swell production, but as we actually get closer to real-time it looks like it will be less of a problem thanks to some newer, better positioned, developing storms. The local tropics look like they may see something brew up in the next few days as well…it is closer to Mainland Mex than the last several tropical storms/hurricanes, but it will still be moving out of the region at a good clip so we may only see some limited energy before it gets too far away from the coast.

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New S-SSW energy mixes with some slowly building SW swell and steady NW windswell on Wednesday

New S-SSW energy mixes with some slowly building SW swell and steady NW windswell on Wednesday

Fun surf continues to show at the exposed spots on Wednesday. Our waves won’t be all that big, particularly through the morning as new swells just start to arrive, but the additional energy will keep most spots rideable and even add a few slightly bigger waves as we get close to sunset. Look for clean conditions and low tides as we start the day.

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Slightly smaller Southern Hemi swell and a mixed bag of background swells push in more rideable waves this week.

Slightly smaller Southern Hemi swell and a mixed bag of background swells push in more rideable waves this week.

The larger shots of S-SSW energy we had last week have been slowly trailing off over the last couple of days…fortunately we are looking at few new smaller pulses of S-SSW swell, SW energy, and increasing local windswell that will arrive throughout the week and keep things surfable all the way through the upcoming weekend. Long-range charts still aren’t super exciting but they are showing the SPAC starting to spin back up and even have a little bit of new activity in the North Pacific as well. Looks like rideable waves will continue to show at the exposed breaks through the middle of the month and probably even further out as the new storms start to fully develop.

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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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