Thursday, June 15, 2006 | Thursday we have a small to moderate mix of NW and SW swells along the California coast. Some moderately sized SW swell rolls in this weekend. Some sizable NW swell will be swiping the northern coasts, and SoCal will see some of this over the weekend as well. And of course the big news for SoCal continues to be that substantially sized southern hemi SW swell during the early part of next week, which is moving towards the region, right on schedule.

Right now, the California Buoy is checking in at 6 feet with 7-second periods. Closer to the coast, the Half Moon Bay buoy is at 6 feet with 14-second periods and Cape San Martin buoy is at 7 feet with 14-second periods.

SW periods are running 14 seconds from 180 degrees, NW ground swell is coming through with periods running 12-14 seconds, and NW wind swell is coming in from 300-320 degrees with 8-second periods.

In SoCal, most all breaks are seeing sets waist to occasionally chest high.

Northern California and the Central Coast are seeing waist to at times chest high surf around south facing breaks, chest high + at west facing breaks.

The tide is still an issue as we remain in a radical tidal swing from a Full Moon that occurred on Sunday. This is creating some…[more]

Water temperatures are averaging 64 degrees in San Diego, 60 in Orange County, 61 in LA, 63 in Ventura County, 59 in Santa Barbara, 55 along the central coast, and 56 in NCal. Water temps in many locations have…[more]

Winds as of 8:00 this morning were all over the map as passing troughs are creating a northerly flow to the north and a southerly flow to the south. Winds north of Pt. Conception were gusting over 20 mph, while SoCal is seeing ENE winds to 6 from LA north, yet southerly to 10 mph around San Diego and some areas of OC. Winds are expected to reach 18+ mph this afternoon in many areas. Friday takes a shift in winds as…[more]

Moderate SW this coming weekend…[more]

Strong NW this weekend for NCal…SoCal sees some NW as well…[more]

Substantial southerly swell hits the coast early next week…[more]

State of the Surf report for the summer of 2006

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