Monday, July 21, 2008
South A No Show
I was skeptical that we'd see much of this swell from the beginning. I thought we might see at least a little something though. But since I'm still stuck with this cold and sore throat, I slept in this morning, realizing that I could miss it. I didn't, 'cause it wasn't.
CDIP for SoCal at 0433 yesterday morning showed some very nice energy providing good waves for a while. The south was on the Harvest Buoy too, and it was only a matter of time before it actually showed up on the nearshore and farshore buoys. Numbers look pretty good on the farshore buoy, but for me the swell angle was suspect. Finally the nearshore buoy started registering the swell, but at very low energy.
My plan was to at least head down and take some pics when and if the waves arrived. A quick look at the cams was enough to show me not to bother. Better to pack it in at home, recover from this cold and hope for some wind swell driven olas later in the week.
Conditions aren't very good either with high temps in the high 50's/low 60's and water temps in the mid-50's. Overcast and gloominess have joined forces with the south to SE winds to make for some pretty miserable summer days. NWS is calling for the lifting of the 3,000 foot marine layer Tuesday afternoon as we head into some warmer weather mid-week
Since I had some downtime yesterday I web-surfed for hours and came across this really cool board created by Surf Prescription's Doc Lausch. It gives new meaning to the terms "surf art" and "wall hanger." He's got a pretty cool website too.