Playful S swells due this weekend and early next week

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Austin Gendron
(Wednesday) 11.7.18

Short Range Surf Forecast Overview

Smaller surf through the end of the work week before a couple overlapping southern hemi swells fill in.  The small and playful S (175-185) swells will bring at least surfable size through the weekend and first half of next week.  During that time we’re expecting a couple Santa Ana events as well to provide at least cleaner surf for some areas.  Read more for details.

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Surfwise, the current mix of small wind swell and southern hemi energy is bringing ankle to waist high surf to standouts.  Conditions are a little textured with onshores in the afternoon, but overall still surfable.  The trend is supposed to be more offshore through the end of the week as the swell mix eases.

New S (175-185) starts filling in Friday, and will build to a small knee to waist high+ peak Saturday.  Another similar pulse is due Sunday into Monday, helping add a little more size, with wave heights in the knee to chest high+ range through the first half of next week.  Again the Santa Ana winds should mean warm dry weather, with offshore winds (breezy at times).

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

Wednesday the 7th The wind swell/southerly swell mix brings knee to waist high+ waves at standouts.

Thursday the 8th warm weather returns in the afternoon as surf eases into the ankle to waist high range

Friday the 9th There could be a little extra long-period S in the water late in the day bringing a few playful waves.

Saturday the 10th southern hemi swell should bring knee to waist high+ surf to standouts.

Sunday the 11th another S swell arrives, overlapping the previous one.  This should mean knee to waist high+ surf continues.

Monday the 12th new S swell could build into the knee to chest high+ range at standouts.  Offshore winds could be breezy

Tuesday the 13th southern hemi swell continues to bring knee to chest high surf to standouts.

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Long-Range Surf and Swell Forecast

North Pacific Swell Forecast

The long-range models are hinting at some mid latitude activity north of Hawaii early next week.

It’s still too far out, but could materialize at least into some surfable size for late next week.  Stay tuned.

South Pacific Swell Forecast

The Southern Hemisphere is looking quieter, with only small background swells being spun off of a couple zonal systems bouncing along the melting ice shelf.  Nothing too exciting to report there.

Austin Gendron

Surf Forecaster