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

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Big West Coming

All three forecasters that I watch (except for Storm Surf which hasn't updated yet) and the NWS are forecasting a big west swell to arrive sometime Monday evening/night and Tuesday. Note the NOAA satellite images showing the humongous low pressure (forecast at 955dm) winding up directly west of the West Coast at N39/W150. (Also note the wind direction and length of the fetch south of the Gulf headed straight to Hawaii. Could it be big enough to trigger the Eddie? Mavs?) Keep tracking this satellite image and you can watch those 50 knot winds shifting from south to west...blowing right at us.

The spoiler in all this may be the rain and wind which is forecast to be heavy in the north bay counties. It may not take much for Ma Nature to wiggle her tail feathers at us and give us some less than desirable conditions. I guess we'll have more definitive data by late Monday. But break out the big wave boards anyway, it could be the first really big swell of the late Fall/Winter season.

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