There were plenty of people who shot down to the beach on Tuesday to get a bit of sun before it disappears to make way for the upcoming storm in the forecast. A new shot of swell started showing, and surfers hit the water to enjoy it while it lasted. Local pros were out, and even the dolphins were out catching a few. Check out the slideshow below by John Salanoa, and the Surfline forecast for what to expect this week:
Forecast from Surfline.com:
Unstable winds and weather will prevail in the second half of the work week, with dropping temperatures and more cloud cover as a couple of frontal storms move into the West Coast.
A passing cold front will set up moderate to breezy south-southeast clocking southwest-west winds on Wednesday. Lighter winds are due for Thursday with slightly cleaner ocean surface conditions, but there’s a good chance many breaks will have some leftover lump and bump. Another front will move into the region on Friday and Saturday with steady onshore, southwest clocking west to northwest winds and unfavorable conditions. Expect mostly cloudy skies and scattered rain showers during that time. Ocean temperatures are topping out in the upper 50s.
We will have a modest to fun-sized mix of overlapping south-southwest and west-northwest swells keeping waves in the waist-chest-shoulder (three-foot-to-four-foot-high) zone. Standout exposures will occasionally produce sets up to around head high (five feet).
Unfortunately, conditions will be an issue with passing fronts and some stormy weather. Also, large tidal swings will affect the quality of surf each day with negative lows in the early mornings, gradually filling in to mid-late afternoon highs.
Similar sized swell mix is due for the weekend.
Check out Surfline.com for all the latest details on these and any longer range swells possibilities. Have fun, be safe, and we’ll see you out in the water. – Dave Sellin