Windswell and mixed southern hemi keeps surf small but fun

Austin Gendron
(Wednesday) 5.30.18

Short Range Surf Forecast Overview

Small but playful southerly swell mix eases through the end of the week.  A trough of low pressure is expected to clear out the marine layer somewhat Friday, and also generating a little bit of windswell on the surface.  The next southern hemi swell arrives from the SW (220-230) over the weekend.  Windswell could pick up again early next week.  Read more for details.

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Surfwise S/SW mix currently in the water will slowly ease through the weekend.  We’re expecting a trough of low pressure to drum up a little windswell Thursday night.  Overall the mix is expected to maintain knee to waist high+ wave heights through the end of the week for most standout exposures.

Saturday afternoon we’re expecting a new SW (220-230) swell to arrive.  This is the same swell that rocked Fiji (if you don’t know what I’m talking about you might as well be living under a rock… google it).  The swell got ripped up by the Islands in the South Pacific so it’s not going to be very consistent, and it’s lost a lot of size, so it will likely end up generating knee to chest high waves at standouts, maybe even some bigger sets at magnets.  That swell should stick around through the first part of next week mixing with small S (180-190) before subsiding into midweek.

There’s also a chance that there could be another round of small knee to waist high+ wind swell picking up mid-next week, but it’s a little too early to call at this point.

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

Thursday the 1st Southern hemi lingers. Wave heights expected to be knee to waist high+ keep an eye on the winds as they pick up late.

Friday the 2nd southern hemi eases as windswell picks up.  It’s possible that there could be some waist to chest high waves at combo spots.

Saturday the 3rd surf backs off into the knee to waist high range

Sunday the 4th smaller knee to waist high+ surf as SW builds

Monday the 5th southern hemi peaks. Surf should be running knee to chest high at standout southerly exposures

Tuesday the 6th southern hemi starts to ease.  Keeping an eye on new windswell.

Wednesday the 7th small knee to waist high+ swell mix

Tropical Overview

Nothing in the tropics

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

Keeping an eye on the long-range models which are hinting at another solid southern hemi swell heading up from the SSW (190-210).

Models are looking good, with the initial front pushing up NE towards the Pitcairns over the weekend, and then stronger winds blow over the same area generating seas that could increase to 35-40 foot.  The angle looks pretty good, so it could be a consistent swell.  As of right now the swell is looking like it will arrive around the 11th.  Stay tuned

Next long-range forecast expected for Monday the 4th..  

Austin Gendron
Surf Forecaster

  • Snowriderz

    Hey Austin , i know you guys stopped the central mex long range . This looks similar to it ? Would it mostly apply the same except earlier and bigger ?

    • http://www.solspot.com Austin Gendron

      Yeah, you can typically expect 1+ day earlier, and of course the swell angles are going to be a little different, but at least you’ll have an idea of what the storms are doing.

  • Greg R.

    I really like this page! Looking forward to this weeks forecast!

  • Greg R.

    I really enjoy the long range forecast page. Looking forward to this weeks update, thank you for your efforts!