Building SSW through the week.

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Austin Gendron
(Sunday) 7.8.18

Short Range Surf Forecast Overview

Fabio swell was pretty fun, but its been backing off the last day or so, and will continue to back off through the start of the week, with leftovers blending with a new series of SSW (190-205) pulses that will start filling in on Tuesday.  The overlapping swells should mean fun surf through the second half of the week.  Read more for details.

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Surfwise we’re expecting the Fabio swell to fade over the next couple of days, as the first in a series of three SSW pulses starts to build.  More energy is due to arrive Tuesday and Thursday, each pulse building on the previous ones.  By mid week we should be seeing waist to chest high+ surf at standouts again.

The peak of the swell mix is expected Friday/Saturday, possibly mixing with some smaller SW coming from New Zealand and some wind swell in the water as well.  That could help push wave heights at standouts in to the head high range,  for most average spots though we’re expecting waist to chest high surf.  The swell mix should ease Sunday through early next wek.

Here’s what to expect on a day-to-day basis this week:

Sunday the 8th southern hemi mix helps maintain knee to waist high+ surf

Monday the 9th a little extra SSW should help bring knee to chest high waves to the region’s standouts.

Tuesday the 10th southerly swell mix starts to build wave heights should continue running knee to chest high though.

Wednesday the 11th SSW swell mix continues to slowly build.

Thursday the 12th the third pulse of SSW arrives with small SW.  Wave heights are expected to start to consistently run waist to chest high+.

Friday the 13th surf builds a little more and could start to peak with waist to head high surf at standouts

Saturday the 14th waist to head high surf at the swell mix peaks

Tropical Overview

Post Fabio cool down… not much to see here.

Long-Range Surf and Swell Forecast

North Pacific Swell Forecast

North Pacific Swell Forecast is looking quieter for the time being

South Pacific Swell Forecast

Long-range forecast continues the trend of small to moderate sized pulses of southern hemi swell.

Near term, there’s a system near Tasmania that could send a little inconsistent SW (220-230) for around the 18th.  Aside from that, we’re looking at some action later in the month around the 20th-23rd.

A couple of New Zealand systems are expected to generate a few more small to moderate sized pulses.  The first in the series of systems is looking pretty weak, but as the second one moves out from under New Zealand its looking a bit stronger, and could push NE as it starts to work more into the Socal swell window.  It’s still a bit too early to call though.  Stay tuned.

Austin Gendron
Surf Forecaster