Monday, July 10, 2006 | Our latest SW swell has come to its peak with small to moderate surf mixing with some NW wind swell waves. While a light flow of SW persists over the next 48 hours, things will be getting much smaller mid week. We do have some SW swell due this Friday into the weekend with a light mix of NW. Another mild southern hemi system is due on the 18th, and we’re tracking some Tasman Sea swell for the 23rd. Looking even further out, we’ve just issued our latest State of the Surf report, which discusses some interesting developments in the way of waves for the upcoming weeks ahead.
Right now, the California Buoy is checking in at 4 feet with 7-second periods. Closer to the coast, the Half Moon Bay buoy is at 8 feet with 8-second periods and Cape San Martin buoy is at 5 feet with 8-second periods.
The swell energy in the water shows southerly periods averaging 15 seconds from 180 degrees, and NW periods running a very short 7 seconds from a steep 305 degrees.
In SoCal, most south facing breaks are seeing sets with current wave heights running waist high with some rare chest high sets coming through from time to time at standouts. West facing breaks are running waist high.
Northern California and the Central Coast are seeing peaky waist to chest high sets at most west facing breaks; waist high at south facing spots.
The tide is and will become even more of an issue from a radical tidal swing underway from a Full Moon due Monday. This spring tide, is currently affecting evening sessions with highs exceeding the 6-foot mark. During the second half of the week, the tide will…[more]
Water temperatures are averaging 72 degrees in San Diego, 68 in Orange County, 68 in LA, 64 in Ventura County, 63 in Santa Barbara, 52 along the central coast, and 52 in NCal.
Winds as of 7 this morning were light and variable most everywhere. Afternoon onshores are expected to reach 9-13 mph. Starting Monday, a…[more]
SW due on Friday into weekend…[more]
Light SW for the 18th…[more]
Tracking Tasman Sea swell for the 23rd…[more]
Brand New Issue of our State of the Surf report