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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.

Solid waves on tap for the next week along with some nasty weather from Boris

Solid waves on tap for the next week along with some nasty weather from Boris

We will have a blended mix of S-SW swells holding through the next week (and likely longer) that will keep plenty of surf showing at the exposed areas throughout the region. The long-range charts, while not quite as exciting as the last couple of weeks, are still pretty active with the potential for at least a few more swell-producing storms brewing in the mix that will very likely keep the Southern Hemi swells rolling on in. About the only bummer in the forecast at this point is Tropical Storm Boris who is slowly moving toward Southern Mainland Mexico and will likely cause plenty of weather and run-off issues over the next several days…

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New swells slowly fill in on Wednesday but local winds look to add some texture

New swells slowly fill in on Wednesday but local winds look to add some texture

Wednesday will see a slow increase in our surf size…however it won’t be a big increase, and we will still have to deal with some slight onshore winds as well as some occasional tide issues. Overall it will be rideable but not that memorable.

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Small surf for a couple of days but more S-SSW swell is on the way

Small surf for a couple of days but more S-SSW swell is on the way

The surf will be on the weak side as we move through the first part of the week. Fortunately new pulses of S-SW swell will begin to arrive late on Tuesday and then help to fill in some size and consistency for the exposed spots as we move through the middle of the week and on into the next weekend. Long-range charts are showing another couple decent shots of SSW-SW swell before the SPAC starts to slow down…though how long it stays down is the big question. We also have newly formed Tropical Depression 2E, who is likely to become Tropical Storm Boris in the next day or so. Make sure to check the full forecast for all of the details.

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Still small on Tuesday but a slow pickup will start later in the day

Still small on Tuesday but a slow pickup will start later in the day

Tuesday will have some small rideable waves showing at the better exposed beaches. Overall the surf will still be on the weak side, however new South Pacific energy will be slowly filling in, which will eventually help add some new size and better consistency as we move toward the middle/end of the week.

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Monday leftovers…mostly small and soft

Monday leftovers…mostly small and soft

We will have a few rideable waves out there on Monday but the dropping swell mix will limit them mostly to the top breaks while the average spots slip quietly into weaker longboard sizes.

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Sunday sees clean conditions and small-playful mix of combo swell

Sunday sees clean conditions and small-playful mix of combo swell

Sunday will see some smallish but still playful waves slipping into the better exposed beaches. Conditions will start off clean with mostly light to light offshore winds, while the swell mix holds wave heights steady.

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Mostly clean morning conditions mix with playful S-SW swell and NW windswell combo on Saturday

Mostly clean morning conditions mix with playful S-SW swell and NW windswell combo on Saturday

The weekend will have a couple of playful back-to-back surf days. On Saturday, even though the last of the tropical swell is currently fading away, there will be some holding Southern Hemi swells as well as a blend of local windswell energy that will do a pretty decent job keeping us in the water.

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Slowly fading mix of swells keeps things rideable through the weekend

Slowly fading mix of swells keeps things rideable through the weekend

The current blend of S-SW, SE, and NW swells will all weaken as we move into Friday. The tropical swell will drop off pretty fast by Friday afternoon, but the S-SW energy and the NW windswell will both hold onto enough juice to keep us surfing for the next several days…in fact it should keep it rideable long enough that our next set of S and SSW-SW swells begin to arrive. While we don’t have any huge swells in the forecast we will still see enough consistent energy that we can count on being in the (now warmer) water for a while.

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Tropical swell drops off while S-SW energy sticks around to mix with smaller local windswell

Tropical swell drops off while S-SW energy sticks around to mix with smaller local windswell

Look for the rideable/fun surf to continue to show at the well exposed breaks as we move through Friday morning. Most of our surf is coming in from overlapping South Pacific swells as well as some tropical swell leftovers from Amanda so look for bigger and more consistent waves at the better summer breaks.

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Cleaner morning conditions with some small WNW energy and S-SW pulses to go with the windswell

Cleaner morning conditions with some small WNW energy and S-SW pulses to go with the windswell

Thursday is looking a little more workable than the last couple of days. We will still have some onshore wind texture but the overall nearshore coastal winds will be weaker and the more protected spots will have at least a chance to clean up a bit. At the same time we have mostly windswell generating our surf…however there is a new pulse of WNW-NW energy and some decent S-SW swells working in the background that have the potential to set up some fun spring/summer waves at the best spots.

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