Today (Thursday) NW wind swell has declined and SW is building. SW increases Friday into the weekend. Some light NW is due next week, and a couple southern hemi swells are on the charts for the 14th and the 16th.

Right now, the California Buoy is checking in at 9 feet with 9-second periods. Closer to the coast, the Half Moon Bay buoy is at 6 feet with 10-second periods and Cape San Martin buoy is at 6 feet with 10-second periods.

NW periods are averaging 10 seconds from 310 degrees and SW is coming in from 180 degrees with 14 second periods.

In SoCal, most south-facing breaks are seeing waist high surf with occasional pluses at standouts. Note that some forerunners from the swell due tomorrow will likely creep in from time to time as well along south-facing spots. West facing breaks are running knee to waist high.

Northern California and the Central Coast are seeing sets running chest high + at most all west facing breaks with standouts going head high at times. South facing spots are running waist high.

Water temperatures are averaging 62 degrees in San Diego, 62 in Orange County, 61 in LA, 57 in Ventura County, 58 in Santa Barbara, 55 along the central coast, and 55 in NCal.

Winds as of 6:00 this morning were light and variable most everywhere. Afternoon onshores are expected to reach 12-15 from the WSW. Friday, when the southern hemi SW swell kicks into gear, we’ll be seeing…more

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