By Bennie Seybold
Swells: This week, Corona del Mar experienced some good-sized waves with windy conditions. On Monday, a new, long period southwest swell hit, producing some mushy, 1- to 2-foot waves. This swell continued throughout the week peaking on Thursday. Although there were strong south winds, the waves were still 3 to 4-plus feet. The southwest swell held up on Friday and Saturday. The waves were 2 to 3 feet with good conditions early in the morning.
Standout Breaks for this week:
Big Corona: The waves at Big Corona picked up to 2 to 3 feet on Wednesday. The conditions were best along the jetty. On Thursday, the waves were 3 to 4 feet and hollow. The conditions were best earlier in the day. Toward 5 p.m., the waves started to die down, but the conditions were very clean. On Friday and Saturday, the waves got a bit smaller and there were strong south winds. These winds made the conditions very poor, mushy, and cold.
Water Temperature and Weather: The water is finally warming up! The water temperature is up 1 or 2 degrees from last week. Throughout the week, the water temp has stayed around 63 degrees. Starting early Friday morning, there was a strong south wind that made the conditions in most places choppy and blown out.
Forecast: As the southwest swell fades, a new S-SSE swell is expected to hit starting Monday. The waves will be 2 to 3-plus feet, but there will be strong south winds throughout the day. On Tuesday, the South wind is expected to die down and the waves will be 3 to 4 feet with fair conditions. After Tuesday, the swell will die down throughout the rest of the week producing 1- to 2-foot waves.