Monday, July 31, 2006 | Today we’ve had a moderate mix of SW ground swell and NW wind swell along the coast. More of the same is expected over the next couple of days, size bumps up on Thursday, and then another pulse of southern hemi energy comes in on Sunday. Winds are still a concern over the next few days, as is the possibility of a cool-down in the coastal waters.
Right now, the California Buoy is checking in at 5 feet with 11-second periods. Closer to the coast, the Half Moon Bay buoy is at 7 feet with 10-second periods and Cape San Martin buoy is at 8 feet with 11-second periods.
Buoys around SoCal waters are showing SSW energy running 2-3 feet with 15-17 second periods.
Overall, the swell energy in the water shows southerly periods averaging 15 seconds from 200 degrees and NW periods running 7-11 seconds from 305-310 degrees.
In SoCal, wave heights are running chest high at most south facing breaks with pluses running shoulder high + at standouts. West facing breaks are running waist to chest high with dual exposure spots picking up some pluses at times.
Northern California and the Central Coast are seeing chest to at times shoulder high surf most everywhere.
The tide is pretty much a non-issue over the next few days, but by the end of the week we’ll be seeing tides reaching the 6-foot mark for late afternoon and evening sessions. This as we approach a Full Moon on Wednesday the 9th. This spring tide will…[more]
Water temperatures have dropped a little since yesterday, averaging 73 degrees in San Diego, 70 in Orange County, 71 in LA, 69 in Ventura County, 68 in Santa Barbara, 62 along the central coast, and 59 degrees in NCal. Recent winds from the NW have caused some surface cooling, and we’re still facing the possibility of an upwelling event in the next…[more]
Winds as of 4 this afternoon were blowing to 18 mph in SD, 12-15 elsewhere in SoCal, 18+ along the Central Coast, and well over 30 mph in NCal (gusting to 39). Winds should calm somewhat along the northern regions starting tomorrow, but more so by Wednesday or Thursday. For SoCal, there will be some…[more]
Sizeable SW comes in Thursday…[more]
More southern hemi due on Sunday…[more]