Mornin’ all

Posted by: on January 7th, 2009

Hello Friends,

California pelicans pick up a little free lift from the windswell coming into Mesa Lane, Santa Barbara.

California pelicans pick up a little free lift from the windswell coming into Mesa Lane, Santa Barbara.

Time for a brief update. Your correspondent is having a work day, so I took a break to run down and make sure there wasn’t any swell locally. And there really isn’t. Although I think there’s a lack of keeness because I reckon with a mal you could pick up a few soft ones at some of the spots I checked. We have a small fading NW swell and some weak, short period windswell. But we’re due to get a small pulse tomorrow, so I have my fingers crossed… from the look of the California St camera, Ventura is not as rideable today as it was yesterday arvo. has a camera there as well, but it is a bit annoying as you have to wait quite awhile to start and then it only runs for 30 seconds – unless you’ve subscribed. Speaking of cams, Wetsand’s Rocky Point unit is showing some fun size sets for the lucky pups battling it out at the famous Hawaiian spot.

…here’s what I wrote earlier this morning…

Just a quick hello from the other side of the world (well, for those of you in Oz!). I’ll save you a trip to the Bureau’s Sydney region forecast for today. It says:

Wind: S/SE 15/20 knots, easing to 10/15 knots during the morning, then tending NE and increasing to 20/25 knots during the afternoon. S change 20/25 knots tonight. Sea: 1 to 2 metres rising to 2.5 metres in the afternoonSwell: NE 1 to 2 metres. Possible sea fog. Chance late thunderstorm.

As of 0500, the southerly was blowing anywhere from 15 to 25 kts depending on where you’re standing along the Sydney coastline. Blergh.

Meanwhile, the MHL combined buoy traces are showing average swell heights in the 1.5 metre range and average periods of just under 8 sec. Double blergh.

And the forecast is for it to be damn warm today. Up to 34 apparently. Get out the mal or fish or whatever and escape the heat I’d say.

I’ll aim to bob up later with a few thoughts on the situation here in Cali…

Go well!

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