Discussion in 'Surfing' started by andersonfan, Dec 16, 2005.

  1. andersonfan

    andersonfan Member

    Feb 12, 2005
    USA California
    Wetsand's latest call for SoCal:

    Wednesday the 21st, the shortest day of the year, will be seeing some big surf hit the coast. As we mentioned in yesterday’s report, this is from a significant WNW system traveling at low latitudes towards our region. Today, models have kicked this system up a notch; actually make that about three or four notches. This powerful system is now posted in NWS warnings, which considering their conservative nature on swell prediction is impressive. The NWS is warning of high surf and coastal flooding potential. The WAM model runs today are showing this system now building into an astonishing large system with 18+ second periods, and surf that could reach 20+ feet on the faces at direct west facing breaks. Now, bear in mind that we’re still dealing with some 48h+ models, and we’ll need to confirm this in the next couple of days. Nevertheless, significant swell is imminent; we just need to see if this system builds to a 10-15 foot swell-maker, or, as some models suggest today, a 20-25 foot surf pounder. To err on the side of conservative predictions, our call could be for 12-14 foot face heights at west facing breaks. To err on the side of caution, we’d call for bigger, more hazardous surf. We’ll have more details by Sunday morning, and keep you posted as models converge on this system over the next 36 hours.


  2. Scout

    Scout New Member

    Jul 29, 2004
    i thought it had to be a mistake when i first checked out wetsand.
  3. PeakMaster

    PeakMaster Well-Known Member

    Feb 15, 2004
    USA New Jersey
    Holy shit!:shock: Exemplifies the differences between East and West coasts. I don't think I have ever seen swell periods that long on this coast.
  4. rodsamper

    rodsamper New Member

    May 10, 2005
    A pair of binoculars and the Ventura Overhead should provide quite a show.
  5. T-Bone

    T-Bone Active Member

    :shock: Well you left coasters be careful out there. If you don't belong out there, and you know who you are, DON'T GO OUT. Shoot I'd venture to say there aren't many who will belong out in that stuff, but guarantee that there will be way to many out and we'll here some horror stories for sure. No doubt the big boys will be lined up at Mav's and Ghost Trees should be some serious photos and videos coming up the end of next week. MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL YOU WEST COAST GUYS!!!!

    Stay safe and be careful !!

  6. Kaholo

    Kaholo New Member

    Feb 16, 2004
    USA California
    Thanks for the warning.

    SHUT UP!!!
  7. MB_longsk8r

    MB_longsk8r Member

    Apr 12, 2005
    USA California
    Wow the waves here in Morro Bay are HUGE today!! It's almost hypnotic to watch them for a long period of time. I can't wait 'till Wednesday. :)
  8. Jacob

    Jacob New Member

    Sep 16, 2004
    I've stopped looking at the wetsand predictions because I've found them to be unreliable. If they call NWS forecasts conservative, I'd call their's over-hyped. Earlier this fall NWS predicted a swell at 10' - 15' while wetsand called it at 20' - 30'.
  9. slosurf

    slosurf Active Member

    Sep 1, 2004
    USA Maryland
    Kaholo wrote:
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  10. mmurphy

    mmurphy New Member

    May 13, 2005
    USA California
    Jacob wrote:
    Regardless, all things being relative, Wednesday looks to be


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