Saturday looks like a pretty decent surf day for the exposed breaks. Again we have a little fatty tide in the morning but the peak of the high is moving further and further from the dawn patrol so the cleaner morning window is holding open a bit longer.
Our swell mix will be a blend of building S-SSW swell (180-200) and some steady but steep angled (295-300) NW windswell.
Most exposed spots will be in the knee-chest high range with some long waits between the sets particularly during the high tide peak and the tide drain after it starts to dip down. The standout S facing spots and excellent combo breaks will be more consistently in the waist-chest high range with some shoulder-head high peaks. I would look for the best shape at the combo beach breaks that like a higher tide…but the S facing points/reefs will be good spots to check as well.
Look for sunny skies and warming air temps on Saturday. The winds stay light out of the offshore NE-ENE in the morning and eventually turn onshore out of the W around lunchtime with some some moderate 8-10 knot WNW-NW winds filling in through the afternoon.
Saturday looks like a “playful” surf day…rideable with the right equipment and even fun if the tides and the wind are cooperating. We do have a high tide slowing things down in the morning but the peak of the high is closer to 10:30am and it doesn’t go much over 4.5-feet so the dawn patrol should have a nice tide push to go with the increasing swell. Again keep in mind that the southern hemi is inconsistent even though it is building…so having a little patience and maybe hitting up a beach break that has a bit more space (and has some exposure to the combo energy) will give you a better shot at picking off a few fun ones. Tomorrow will be the warmer day of the weekend…might be a good family beach day.