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

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Rain and Snow Showers

Stationary low pressure made up of cold air gifted from Canada has set up camp just offshore of NorCal. This very slowly moving low is slated to stick around for the rest of the week, exiting the area Thursday or Friday. It's farewell will give way to yet another low, forecasted to bring even more rain and snow to our area.

As of this writing there is no swell. The WNW and NW buoy numbers are in the neighborhood of five or six feet at 10 or 11 seconds. Wind is steady out of the south/southeast. A new, weak southwest swell has forerunners showing at 4.6 feet at 17.4 seconds. I'm not holding my breath for this out of season pulse to turn into much of anything except a winter-time anomaly.

Conditions are poor. There might be a possibility of sneaking in a session in between the exiting and entrancing low pressure areas as they trade places later this week, maybe Thursday morning. Will have to pay attention to get something this week.

Good thing we got some good ones Sunday afternoon eh bro's?


  1. Yes, Sunday was one of those magic sessions. It was so cool to surf with you and Mikey B, just picking off waves and hooting at each other. We should plan a little weekend surf trip one of these days. I'll drive... interested? Mikey? Andy?