US Surfing Championships Forecasts: Solid Swell Peak In SSW, Faded Weekend

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Preview for the Toyota USA Surf Championship at Lower Trestles:

  • Solid swell from SSW peaks Tuesday, slowly fades Wednesday
  • SSW swell boost Thursday and Friday to keep the surf fun and tearable
  • Lightest wind, generally cleaner conditions early; a few bumps on the ground in the late morning, afternoon

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Swell / surf outlook

Tuesday June 22: Solid 5-7 ‘surf, occasional sets to 8’ +. Light morning winds
The swell of the SSW (210-190) continues to mix with a modest energy of the NO. Look for boards that run with their heads held high up to a few feet above your head on a fairly consistent basis, with the largest sets several feet above your head. Light / variable to light offshore wind first for at least semi-clean conditions, stronger onshore from WNW until mid-morning. A moderate to windy WNW / NW flow is expected for the afternoon.

Wednesday June 23: Slow easing 4-6‘+ surf, set to 7’ +. Light morning winds
The SSW swell (210-190) eases as the modest NW energy mixes. Size has been going down since the start of the week with the head held high in aerial surfing and the biggest sets a few feet above the head. Wind and conditions very similar to Tuesday: light / variable to light offshore wind first for at least semi-clean conditions, stronger tendency on land from WNW until mid-morning. A moderate to windy WNW / NW flow is expected for the afternoon.

Thursday and Friday June 24 and 25: Fun 4-5 ′ surf. Light morning wind
Size declined slightly in the second half of the week as primary SSW energy declines but stabilizes Thursday / Friday as strengthening S swell seeks to maintain fun waves at Lowers. We will also see a slight increase in the NW swell over a short period of time, so look for a slightly more fragmented shape compared to the start of the week.

South Orange County Forecasts

The South Pacific remained busy thanks to low to match expectations in the central South Pacific at the end of last week, with new swells expected to start building on Thursday and showing better this weekend. The strongest winds and seas weren’t aimed at us, but the consolation prize is well on its way to delivering a fun (chest-head-up +) SSW swell run to close the week and the event.

The wind will generally remain light in the morning with a few onshore wind bumps in the afternoon.

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