High tide is at 11 on Friday +or-, and the swell will be fully in, but the reason for the call on time, is its 2 hours after high tide which is good for form, and the wind should turn south by noon or a little after from onshore wind. South is offshore, from 4th Street south and further. Best for 2nd light and Satellite beach. And if you want closer to perfection, Spanish house, South winds are 26 degree offshore , instead of just 10 degree offshore as in Satellite Beach. Size should be chest high with maybe some bigger sets 🙂
Won’t be this glassy, but it should be this size at the pier or better, and definitely bigger down south. This short board (2nd half of video), was shot on February 27, 2013:
Video by Walk On Water Productions…
Monday, should have waist to chest high waves, maybe a few bigger sets down south, if the 2nd part of this swell comes rolling in late morning. It should jack the size up a foot bigger on the face than we have had the last few days. More details about Monday morning winds below;
The Video; an incredible late drop in on a 50 foot face at Jaws by Aaron Gold, maybe not quite as perfect as Mark Healey’s Ride of the Year entry, but still incredibly impressive, and , a Nasty Wipeout !
A little more of this swell is coming in late morning Monday, probably after high tide. Winds are South early until 10 or 11ish. It could very well blow SSW in the morning, as the light South winds are to be in the 6 to 8 mph range. Why could it blow SSW? The short of it, land absorbs the sun’s heat much more than the ocean, and overnight, the land cools very quickly and can blow offshore breezes when the prevailing winds are light, and can do so, until the sun starts to warm the land up again in the morning. That’s why these type of offshore winds can happen, but don’t last much longer than an hour or two after first light.