Updated Thursday Afternoon, September 22nd
· Modest mix of SW and S swells for Fri-Sat, NW energy drops off
· Light morning winds with clean conditions for the early tide push
· Light+ to moderate westerly wind keeps afternoon conditions manageable
FRIDAY 23rd: 2-4’ faces. Light wind early, light+ onshore PM
SWELL/SURF: Blend of SSW swell and NW windswell will ease as initial long period energy of a shadowed SW swell creeps in. Size is down, but shape remains somewhat peaky with decent surf on offer as the AM high tide drops (and the inside bar could be fun on the morning high tide).
WIND: Light/variable to weakly offshore wind and mostly clean early before wind trends lightly onshore through the middle of the day. A light to low-end moderate W sea-breeze develops for the afternoon which keeps surface texture manageable.
SATURDAY 24th: 3-4’ faces. Light wind early, light+ onshore PM
SWELL/SURF: Mix of small S swell and shadowed SW swell. NW windswell drops out so not as peaky/broken up as previous days. The inside bar on the mid morning high tide should be fun, but sluggish.
WIND: Light/variable to weakly offshore wind and clean early before wind trends lightly onshore through the late morning for a little crumble. Moderate W onshore wind develops through the afternoon, strongest in the later afternoon for bumpier surface conditions than Friday.
For Friday and Saturday, the surf will be small’ish but fun off a mix of swells. We’ll still have a bit of mid period S swell running as long period, shadowed SW swell slowly builds. That sets up sets in the waist-chest high range with a few larger waves not out of the question on the better tides (and the inside bar on the south side should be fun on the mid morning high tide Friday and Saturday). The shadowed direction on the primary SW swell will likely make for some lulls between the bigger sets.
Clean conditions are expected in the mornings on Friday and Saturday with wind ranging from light and variable to weakly offshore. Afternoon onshores build from the W, topping out around 10kts on Friday for a light bump. Onshore flow stays a similar 10kts or less for the first half of Saturday afternoon, picking up a bit further heading into the evening for some extra surface bump that should still stay manageable for the south side of the Pier.