Sunday 04/22/12 Report and Prediction

Report:  As expected, we are seeing some rainy weather, onshore NE-ENE winds, and building swell.  It’s going to be sloppy and choppy through the remainder of the day.


Prediction:  It looks like the worst of the weather is still to come; heavy rain and winds from the SE-SSE are predicted overnight Sun-Mon, driving up a solid mid-period SE swell.  As of right now, the wind outlook is pretty suspect for Monday: winds are predicted to be huffing from the SW-SSW, but I am seeing most indicators pointing to a more sideshore than offshore direction, so I have this sinking feeling that we might get skunked tomorrow unless you know of an uber-sheltered or tucked-away break.  As always, I recommend you keep your eyes on the flags and online resources to make the best go-time call.


Extended Forecast:  The silver lining to tomorrow’s outlook may come in the form of bigger-than-usual second-day leftovers and more favorable SW winds for Tuesday, and possibly even stretching into mid-week with continued (albeit shorter-period) swell and SW-WSW winds.  Again, keep your eyes on the flags and online resources to up-to-date information, and check back here frequently as I will update if/when I see a significant change in the outlook.