Monday, Aug. 14, 2006 | Today is a fairly small day for surf along the California coast. NW wind swell is the dominant energy in the water now and will remain in place with some variation in size midweek. Some minor pulses of SW are due this week, but our next noteworthy southern hemi swell is being tracked for the 24th.

Right now, the California Buoy is checking in at 6 feet with 8-second periods. Closer to the coast, the Half Moon Bay buoy is at 4 feet with 8-second periods and Cape San Martin buoy is at 7 feet with 9-second periods.

Overall, the swell energy in the water shows southerly periods averaging 17 seconds from 190 degrees and NW periods running 6-9 seconds from 310 degrees.

In SoCal, wave heights are running knee to waist high most everywhere.

Northern California and the Central Coast are seeing waist to chest high sets at most west facing breaks, knee high around south facing spots.

The tide is not much of an issue now, but we will be seeing a significant tidal swing for late afternoon and evening sessions late this week with highs in the 6-foot range. This spring tide will tend to…[more]

Water temperatures are averaging 69 degrees in San Diego, 65 in Orange County, 69 in LA, 68 in Ventura County, 68 in Santa Barbara, 61 along the central coast, and 59 degrees in NCal.

Winds as of 7 this morning were light and variable most everywhere. Afternoon onshores are expected to reach 8-12 mph. As a trough of low pressure digs in Monday and Tuesday, the onshore flow will become more pronounced. This will increase the…[more]

Wind swell continues this week…[more]

Minor bumps of SW swell off and on this week…[more]

Tracking south swell for the 24th…“target=”_blank”>[more]

New State of our Surf Report (Aug. 9)…[more]

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