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.


04/20/12 Report and Prediction

Alright, alright… trying something new. It is obvious we have a new format going here (see Brent’s post below), with the intent of easing the process of updating content so we can be a little more free-style, dynamic, and up-to-date; including our efforts to update the report and prediction.

So, let’s get down to business:

Report: Today we saw the continuation of the mid-period E swell and light to moderate winds. While I missed the AM session due to other obligations and cannot offer a first-hand report, I do have credible reports that it was a decent time before the tide dropped out and winds came up.

Prediction: More of the same, swell-wise, for Saturday, with South winds predicted for the entirety of the day. There are some models indicating the winds may be a bit lighter with a SSW tilt early AM before coming around and up a bit from the South by mid-morning.

Extended Forecast: Fading E swell on Sunday with N-NNE winds predicted for most of the day. A new low is predicted to come barreling through overnight Sunday-Monday, bringing hard SSE winds, driving up a new South windswell. As the front clears out and high pressure comes into play on Monday, winds should come around to an offshore angle, most likely SW or WSW; details are TBD and will be detailed during my next update sometime Sunday.