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Monday, June 5, 2006 | Sunday we still had quite a bit of SW ground swell along the coast and NW wind swell is starting to make its presence known as well. More SW swell is on tap during the first part of this week, and wind swell will bring some additional energy into the mix. Our next southern hemi SW swell is due on Sunday the 11th, and models today think we’ll be seeing more NW energy by the middle of the month.
Right now, the California Buoy is checking in at 8 feet with 17-second periods. Closer to the coast, the Half Moon Bay buoy is at 4 feet with 17-second periods and Cape San Martin buoy is at 6 feet with 14-second periods.
SW periods are running 14 seconds from 175-185 degrees, and NW wind swell is coming through with periods running only 8 seconds from 310-320 degrees.
In SoCal, most south facing breaks are seeing sets in the chest high + zone with top spots, mostly south of Ventura County, picking up set waves running head high with occasional pluses. West facing spots are seeing mostly waist to at times chest high surf.
Northern California and the Central Coast are seeing chest high surf at most south facing breaks, waist to chest at west facing breaks.
Water temperatures are averaging 67 degrees in San Diego, 67 in Orange County, 67 in LA, 61 in Ventura County, 63 in Santa Barbara, 56 along the central coast, and 55 in NCal.
Winds as of 8:00 this morning were light and variable most everywhere in SoCal, but the Central Coast was checking in with NW winds to 16 mph, and NCal had winds to 15 from the west. Winds will likely stay problematic north of Pt. Conception over the next few days, and SoCal could see some brisk onshores this afternoon as well. In at least SoCal, winds should become quite…more
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