Friday will have a few rideable waves for the well exposed summer spots. It won’t be super exciting since most of the incoming swell is pretty small, but there will be some rideable, even slightly playful surf for the better standout breaks.
Swellwise we will have a mix of leftover SW swell (210-220), some weak local NW windswell, and some new, but small, long-period S-SSW swell (190-210) that will gradually fill in through the background.
With the small swell mix most beaches will hang in the knee-waist high range on Friday. There will be some occasional waist high+ sets during the lower tides, but overall you can count on small, soft surf. The standout SSW-SW facing breaks, mostly in South OC and parts of San Diego will have slightly bigger waves in the knee-chest high range along with a few chest-shoulder high set waves sneaking in on the lower tides.
Get more details on how this swell will affect your favorite spots in the Surf Region Forecasts:
Some morning marine layer and pockets of patchy fog will shuffle around in the morning but we will see it burn off by mid-morning/lunchtime for most areas. Winds will be light, staying mostly variable below 5-knots in the morning but with a touch of light onshore texture creeping in to a few of the more exposed areas. Look for winds to increase out of the W-SW as we move into the afternoon, but current forecasts are still calling for them to be in the 10-12 knot range pretty much till late afternoon.
The surf won’t be super exciting on Friday…really it will be sort of your standard small summer surf day…but that does mean that you will get a lot of the bonus summerness to go along with the small waves. Namely the water will be warm, the beach weather will be nice, and there will be lots of half-naked people running around on the sand while you get ready to paddle out. All in all it won’t be a bad surf day, (which as you know a bad day surfing pretty much beats out a good day doing most other things). Just keep your expectations low, bring the right gear, and you will end up having some fun.Tags: Daily Surf Forecast, los angeles, Orange County, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Socal Surf, Southern California Surf Forecast, surf conditions, the South Bay, Ventura