One of the things that I am starting to realize is this.
Local wind swells, especially mixed in with background level swells, make it very difficult to forecast what is going to happen.
In Northern California, many of us are familiar with micro-climates, but they also apply to local swells too. Also, it really proves me the point that wind swells are really ridable. Of course, if you ask people who venture out in the middle of winter in the Great Lakes all know about it.
The waves come from all directions, and also not consistently but it is kind of a situation where if you wait long enough there can be some fun waves.