A lot of us got spoiled in the Fall... but its pretty normal to have flat spells in the winter regardless of of it being a relatively active or inactive season.
Its funny. Last fall, when I scheduled my surfers ear surgery (no surfing for two months or so) for late December it was completely because the past few years December has rocked with swell, and right after Christmas we have gone into this long spell of offshores every winter. Three weeks post surgery and so far I really haven't missed any waves except once on the 27th.
Last edited by mitchell; Jan 10, 2013 at 10:14 PM.
ENSO-neutral conditions expected to persist through winter and into spring. That means no El Nino or La Nina predicted in the Northern Hemisphere, and "normal" patterns of both smaller windswells and major storms in general.