Monday, June 19, 2006 | Monday we have a fair amount of NW wind swell along the coast with some moderate southern hemi SW ground swell. NW wind swell picks up tomorrow, but so will the SW, which will increase even more on Tuesday. Both NW and SW will be fading later in the week.

Right now, the California Buoy is checking in at 8 feet with 11-second periods. Closer to the coast, the Half Moon Bay buoy is at 11 feet with 10-second periods and Cape San Martin buoy is at 12 feet with 10-second periods.

SW periods are running 14 seconds from 185 degrees, NW periods are running 9 seconds from 305.

In SoCal, most south facing breaks are seeing sets running waist to chest high. West facing breaks are running waist high +.

Northern California and the Central Coast are seeing sets running head high to a couple feet overhead at west facing breaks. South facing breaks are running waist to chest with pluses at SW exposed breaks working the NW diffraction.

The tide is fairly manageable for morning sessions, yet evening sessions are responding to an upcoming New Moon next Sunday, and will be swinging evening highs above the 6-foot mark. This will have an effect on evening sessions when the southern hemi swell…[more]

Water temperatures have rebounded and are averaging 66 degrees in San Diego, 65 in Orange County, 66 in LA, 62 in Ventura County, 63 in Santa Barbara, 56 along the central coast, yet only 52 in NCal.

Winds as of 7 a.m. this morning were light and variable, yet there was an onshore trend to 7 mph north of Pt. Conception, NNE trend to 8 in Ventura and Santa Barbara, and a SSE influence further south. Afternoon onshores are expected to reach 9-13 mph. A coastal eddy today as returned, but then on Monday…[more]

NW and SW increase Monday…[more]

SW peaks Tuesday…[more]

Facing some condition issues for our next southern hemi swell…[more]

Smaller weekend ahead…[more]

State of the Surf report for the summer of 2006

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