Thoughts from micro Cali

Posted by: on November 1st, 2013
Reef and beachy set up just north of Ventura

Reef and beachy set up just north of Ventura

Hello Friends,

It’s still dark in Sydney as I start tapping out these words. Doesn’t look like much of an early morning sesh coming up if the MHL data is anything to go by. In fact, I don’t think there’s likely to be much of anything anywhere on the east coast because all that’s showing on the buoys is short period S-SE wind swell around the metre mark. Plus, at daybreak the wind was SE. The forecast has it staying SE until late when it’s supposed to go around to the NE. Yeah, great.

So not much for you today, but gee, mid next week is sure looking the goods. Potentially 8/10 conditions if the models have it right for Weds-ish.

Meanwhile on this side of the ocean, it’s another beautiful, clear and mild autumn day with almost no waves at all. As the pictures show, I did spot a tiny peak at a swell magnet spot (and wind hole) called Ventura Overhead (because of a bridge, not the waves). The biggest ones might’ve had 3-foot faces, but that was really it. Every where north from there to Santa Barbara was unsurfably flat.

Maybe there will be little waves here late Sunday, early Monday…

Have yourself a top old day!

Dude!

Probably too small to surf, but classic California glass at Ventura Overhead

Probably too small to surf, but classic California glass at Ventura Overhead

Forecast issued at 4:10 am EDT on Friday 1 November 2013.
Weather Situation
A high pressure system near the Bass Strait this morning extends a ridge over coastal NSW and is associated with generally light east to southeasterly winds. Winds turn northerly as the high pressure system moves slowly over the Tasman Sea this afternoon. A cold front intensifying over the Southern Ocean during Saturday will then bring a gusty southerly change along the southern and central New South Wales coast on Sunday, continuing to the north early Monday.
Forecast for Friday until midnight
Winds
South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the late afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Saturday 2 November
Winds
North to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
Northeast to southeasterly around 1 metre.
Sunday 3 November
Winds
North to northwesterly 15 to 20 knots ahead of southerly change 20 to 25 knots in the afternoon, increasing to 25 to 30 knots from the late afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
East to northeasterly around 1 metre.

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