Hope everyone had a great WaveMasters and Mother’s Day weekend! We had some little waves coming through over the weekend at the right tides. As the next system has moved on, we have a little suckup windswell/groundswell mix for most of this week in the waist-high range until the wind clocks around this weekend. There are big tornados ripping through the Midwest right now as the next system will move east by Friday — something to keep an eye on for sure. Get on it this week, and as the surf fades, it will be just in time for the second world’s largest outdoor cocktail party — TPC!
El Nino Update! The sea surface temperature reading taken within the Niño 3.4 region near the equator was at 0.8°C above average last week, holding steady from 0.8°C above average during the prior week. El Niño conditions are now in the “weak” category (0.5 to 1.0°C above average). Strong El Niño events typically weaken from winter into spring, and this process has been unfolding over the last few weeks. Based on weekly data, the current El Niño has been declining at roughly the same pace as the record-setting 1997-98 El Niño (0.9°C above average on May 13, 1998). At the current rate of decay, it’s possible that El Niño conditions will be gone before the end of May. Peace out El Nino, bring on La Nina!
WIND: light S to SW winds in AM turning ESE 5-10+ in PM
WIND: light SW winds in AM turning E to ESE 5-10 in PM
WIND: S to SE winds 5-10 all day
WIND: winds light and variable all day from the S to SW less than 5!