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G. Niblock on the L41 TipSUP Noserider. Photo: J. Chandler

Monday, August 13, 2007

Temps Warm, Surf Chills

Sponsler's forecast pretty much says it all for the next little while.

Over the South Pacific, the southern branch of the jetstream is expected to continues flowing flat over the Ross Ice Shelf, eliminating potential for storm development at the oceans surface. The models suggest only one small hint of a break in that pattern perhaps next weekend possibly allowing low pressure to form in the Southeast Pacific generating 45 kts winds and 27 ft seas aimed indirectly towards California, but odds low. In the North Pacific high pressure to remain north of Hawaii and too far west of California to have any real windswell generation potential until late in the workweek, possibly setting up small windswell for the weekend. Until then northerly fetch to be limited to the Pt Conception area, but no further north. And theoretically low pressure to form in the Gulf of Alaska next weekend too, but odds are very low. In short, a very quiet pattern to remain in effect for at least the next week.

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