Northwest Action at Pipe… Shitpipe.

Generally shadowed from Northwest swells by the coastal geography, Shitpipe is one of a handful of LA County spots that manages to squeak out some surf if the size and angle are right. From the chatter in the lineup yesterday, Monday was about twice as big, but the early conditions provided light winds, a rising tide, and waves about 1-3 feet Hawaiian.

Ended up wearing a 4/3 because I’m a cold water pussy and I figured it was way better than shivering throughout the session, despite record level air temps. Big mahalo to Chris for hooking me up with a ride, a suit, a board, and a few tidbits of local knowledge.

Looking at the Harvest buoy model (@buoy46218), the current WNW swell declines through Friday, however another Northwest (306°) swell arrives over the weekend, in addition to some smaller, long-period South energy. A few more NW swells arrive early next week, with shorter periods ranging from 12-13 seconds.