The 6-day forecast summary for the Dana Point buoy shows (A) small SSE energy from Adrian, and (1) l

The 6-day forecast summary for the Dana Point buoy shows (A) small SSE energy from Adrian, and (1) long-period South swell forerunners late Tuesday into Wednesday, (2) increasing throughout the day on Wednesday then (3) peaking early Thursday morning (4 feet at 16 seconds 187°) before (4) slowly fading into the weekend.

Assuming the forecast holds up, expect plenty of surf for spots that favor a 188° swell direction. Be on the lookout for long-period South forerunners on the Point Loma buoy early Wednesday morning. Those reports should be around 2 feet at 19 seconds, with swell heights increasing to 3 feet by mid-morning, and 4 feet by dusk. Remember, these are open ocean swell heights, so nearshore breaks with the best exposure should expect head-high to overhead+ sets by dark. With the swell continuing to fill-in Wednesday night, look for the biggest surf early Thursday morning, coupled with light winds and a rising tide.

There is another 20-second South pulse on the radar for Saturday/Sunday, but that swell is currently at the edge of the forecast model. We should have a better idea by Wednesday of what to expect, so keep an eye on the Dana Point wavewatch model to see how things develop.

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