Fun mix of swells continues to hold on Thursday while morning conditions clean up

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Adam Wright
(Wednesday) 10.15.14

Forecast Overview

The surf stays about the same on Thursday as some new WNW-NW energy moves in to replace the swell we have slowly dropping away. Winds and weather look decent…there will be some patchy fog in the morning but mostly light winds and clean conditions as we move through the first part of the day.

The Swell

The WNW-NW swell (285-300) stabilizes on Thursday, getting some additional shorter-period WNW-NW energy from a slow moving storm out in the NPAC as well as some local windswell. Look for some background S-SW energy (180-220) to continue to hang in the background adding a little size to the combo spots while keeping the more shadowed S-SW facing spots at least somewhat rideable when the inconsistent sets do show.

The Surf

Look for the average exposed spots to continue to have knee-waist high surf with some less consistent chest high sets. The standout spots will still be in the knee-chest high range with some inconsistent shoulder high waves on the biggest sets. Lower tides will help keep a little more consistency at the more sensitive spots…expect smaller and slower surf once the higher tides settle in.

Get more details on how this swell will affect your favorite spots in the Surf Region Forecasts:

The Weather

Partly cloudy skies and some areas of patchy fog are expected to linger along parts of the coast till about 11am. Look for sunny skies and warmer beach temps by the afternoon. Winds start off light/variable to light/offshore with just a touch of ESE flow for a few scattered areas. Look for morning winds to stay below 2-3 knots. The afternoon winds increase out of the W, eventually hitting the 10-14 knot range.

The Skinny

We will see our surf stay about the same size on Thursday, but with generally better conditions throughout the region it does look like the surf will be a little more fun. Expect the biggest and most consistent sizes to show at the better WNW-NW/S-SW combo spots, while the more NW facing breaks do pretty well too. It looks like most beaches with some sort of exposure will be fairly workable, however the you will see more playful shape at the combo beach breaks or the better exposed points and reefs. Winds and the tide swing will hamper shape in the afternoon, but overall we will have a bit longer of a surf window than we have had the last couple of days.

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