Quantcast

Articles in the ‘Solspot Q&A’ Category

Clear ear: preventing prolonged breaks from surfing

Clear ear: preventing prolonged breaks from surfing

With spring upon us, its time to start thinking about upwelling events and cooler waters as those NW winds start to blow down the California coast. We’re also likely to see a few more rain events before the North Pacific Jet stream heads back north for its summer slumber.  The colder temperatures and dirty water can [...]

Read...

Hurricane Marie crushed a lot of our sandbars…how long will it take for them to recover?

Several People Asked: Hey Adam, ever since Hurricane Marie lit up Southern California a lot of sandbars have been trashed. How long will it take for them to recover? How long does it take for a spot to rebuild its sandbars?

Read...

South Pacific Island Shadowing

South Pacific Island Shadowing

South Pacific Island Shadowing occurs for Southern California when we get SW swells that are coming in from a 205- to 220-degree swell angle. This shadowing process can greatly effect the size and consistency of a SW swell and is generally responsible for turning what should have been a great swell event into a mediocre (and sometimes very frustrating) one.

Read...

Will we see an El Nino form in 2014?

Will we see an El Nino form in 2014?

The latest long-range forecasts from NOAA and the Climate Prediction Center are calling for a new El Nino to develop as we move into summer and then continue to strengthen into the Winter Season of 2014-2015.

Read...

Where did Fall go and who Broke the North Pacific?

Where did Fall go and who Broke the North Pacific?

A few of you have asked about the current weather pattern in the Solspot comments section…so I thought it would be easier to put together a little breakdown of what we just went through and give some insight on how things are shaping up for the true start of winter.

Read...

Are you sure we won’t get swell from Henriette? It’s a cat 1 and growing…

Hurricane Henriette is moving through the East Pacific Tropics heading toward Hawaii…now that she has intensified will she send waves our way?

Read...

Why did the last SSW swell arrive so much later than most forecasts had shown?

Why did the last SSW swell arrive so much later than most forecasts had shown?

Curious what your take is on why the swell arrived so much later than most forecasts had shown. It looks like the swell periods were about as expected, so why did the swell travel so much slower to get to SoCal?

Read...

Do you get the email?

Do you get the email?

Nice way to start the week

Read...

I noticed the winds have been coming up pretty early in the North OC area. Is this just typical spring-type conditions?

Uburoi Asked: Hey Adam, I noticed the winds have been coming up pretty early – around 9 or so in the North OC area. Is this just typical spring-type conditions (not staying glassy for very long) or is it the heat in the inland and the sea breeze trying to cool it off? Do you [...]

Read...

I’m tired of freezing my butt off…when do the South Pacific swells and warm water start to return?

I’m tired of freezing my butt off…when do the South Pacific swells and warm water start to return?

Aron Asked: When does the South Pacific start to light up and the water start to warm up? I froze my ass off today and welcome warmer waters and warmer swell. Adam Wright – Solspot Forecaster: Hi Aron! You ask a good question…but it actually needs two answers. It definitely seems like Southern Hemi swells [...]

Read...

Content Categories