Monday, Aug. 28, 2006 | Today size is backing down as the southern hemi swell has faded, Ileana’s energy is nearly all but out of the picture, and wind swell has calmed along the coast. We still have some pulses of SW this week and some wind swell due midweek along with a change in weather. The Labor Day weekend is looking small right now, but we do have some SW’ers on the charts for September, including what could be a significantly sized swell for the 8th-9th.

Right now, the California Buoy is checking in at 6 feet with 9-second periods. Closer to the coast, the Half Moon Bay buoy is at 4 feet with 9-second periods and Cape San Martin buoy is at 4 feet with 10-second periods.

Overall, the swell energy in the water shows southerly periods averaging 11-14 seconds from 190-210 degrees and NW periods running 9 seconds from 300 degrees.

In SoCal, wave heights are running waist to chest high at most south facing breaks, waist high + for west facing spots.

Northern California and the Central Coast are seeing waist to chest high + surf at most west facing spots. South facing breaks are seeing waist to at times chest high surf.

The tide is not too much of an issue over the next few days with our next lunar event not occurring until September 7th. For now…[more]

Water temperatures are averaging 69 degrees in San Diego, 66 in Orange County, 69 in LA, 65 in Ventura County, 64 in Santa Barbara, 58 along the central coast, and 57 degrees in NCal.

Winds as of 7 this morning were light and variable most everywhere. Onshores are expected to reach 15 mph this afternoon. High pressure sitting over California now will continue on Monday for similar conditions. Tuesday this high transitions out to the east, which should increase the…[more]

Wind swell due Wednesday…[more]

Small holiday weekend…[more]

Small SW for 6th…[more]

Significant southern hemi being tracked for the 8th-9th…[more]

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