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Tuesday, June 27, 2006 | Tuesday our latest SW swell is backing down and size will continue to diminish on Wednesday. We have some SW swell due by the weekend, and it looks like we’ll have some NW wind swell in the mix as well. We are, though, looking at some possible wind issues this weekend along the coast. We also have a disappointing update on the swell for the 7th, as this one is fizzling into a meager wave maker.
Right now, the California Buoy is checking in at 11 feet with 10-second periods. Closer to the coast, the Half Moon Bay buoy is at 4 feet with 14-second periods and Cape San Martin buoy is at 4 feet with 15-second periods.
In SoCal waters, buoys such as Catalina, Huntington Beach Nearshore, San Pedro and Dana Point are hovering around 2 to 3 feet with 13 to 14-second periods.
SW periods are averaging 14 seconds from 185 degrees, and NW periods are running 9 seconds from 305.
In SoCal, most south facing breaks are seeing sets with wave heights running waist to at times chest high. West facing breaks are running knee to waist high.
Northern California and the Central Coast are seeing waist to chest high + sets most everywhere.
The tide is a bit of an issue for early morning sessions right now as we’re in a tidal swing from a New Moon that occurred on Sunday. This spring tide is making for some early morning negative lows that could slow down many breaks, especially the reefs and points.
Water temperatures are averaging 68 degrees in San Diego, 62 in Orange County, 62 in LA, 61 in Ventura County, 61 in Santa Barbara, 57 along the central coast, and 55 in NCal. Note that temps seem to be dropping a couple of degrees around southern OC with the Dana Point buoy checking in with only 57 degrees this morning.
Winds as of 7:00 this morning were light and variable most everywhere with some ENE winds to 7 mph north of LA, and somewhat WSW farther south. Afternoon onshores are expected to reach 8-12 mph. Not much change is expected on Wednesday; however, models are showing some possibly problematic winds by…[more]
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State of the Surf report for the summer of 2006