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Stormy Thursday? (OK who put the question-mark on the teleprompter again!)

Stormy Thursday? (OK who put the question-mark on the teleprompter again!)

Thursday “has the potential” for rideable waves but it does not look all that appealing thanks to the mix of WTF weather conditions, which include variable periods of onshore/offshore wind, rain, and if we are really lucky, the potential for some thunderstorms.

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A semi-clean surf window for Wednesday morning but you have to avoid the swampthing…yeah good luck with that.

A semi-clean surf window for Wednesday morning but you have to avoid the swampthing…yeah good luck with that.

Wednesday will start out rideable with some pockets of slightly better surf at the spots that don’t mind the increasing SE winds and weather we see through the morning. Unfortunately the cold front, bringing rain, S-SW winds, and general sloppy conditions will strengthen as we move through the day.

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Our weather and small waves hold through midweek, then a storm front steamrolls us as we head toward the weekend.

Our weather and small waves hold through midweek, then a storm front steamrolls us as we head toward the weekend.

Tuesday and Wednesday will be a mix of rideable/smallish swell blends and decent conditions…unfortunately both days suffer a severe case of swampthingitis through the mornings. A cold front is forecast to divebomb Socal starting late on Wednesday, get nasty through Thursday, and then clean up slowly on Friday. Saturday and Sunday are showing some better potential as winds and weather both improve while the tide finally starts to move away from the dawn patrol and starts hassling lunchtime.

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Dude the tide is killing me…at least the winds stay light enough we have a chance of waiting it out

Dude the tide is killing me…at least the winds stay light enough we have a chance of waiting it out

Tuesday will start very slow thanks to the nearly 7’ high tide that peaks right around 6:45-7am, but with clean conditions on tap through the day and a new NW swell filling in, once the tide drops we will see a few playful lines at the best NW facing breaks and excellent combo spots.

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Saturday will start off slow thanks to the pre-dawn high tide but expect some small-playful surf to show as it drains out.

Saturday will start off slow thanks to the pre-dawn high tide but expect some small-playful surf to show as it drains out.

Saturday will be a rideable surf day…nothing particular special…just a small mix of WNW-NW and SSW combo energy that will keep a few waves showing at the better exposed spots.

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A pulse of NW windswell and a little WNW-SSW swell combo will boost up some wave heights as we move into the weekend.

A pulse of NW windswell and a little WNW-SSW swell combo will boost up some wave heights as we move into the weekend.

A couple of storms brewing out by Hawaii but we will be waiting a few days for those swells. In the meantime Southern California will get a blend of playful WNW-NW pulses from weaker areas of fetch that have been moving around the North Pacific along with an increasing local windswell and a few tiny pulses of SSW-SW energy from the Southern Hemi. Eventually the swell from the storms out by the islands will filter into our region but don’t expect the first of them till at least the middle of next week.

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Friday will have some small but clean and rideable waves on tap for the well exposed spots.

Friday will have some small but clean and rideable waves on tap for the well exposed spots.

Friday looks a little bigger than Thursday…which isn’t saying much…but there was a little bump at the exposed today and adding some energy that can only be a good thing. The winds and weather will continue to give us a break, keeping things clean enough to ride for much of the day.

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