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Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2006 | Today we have a minor mix of southern hemi SW ground swell and NW wind swell. Some wind swell will build over the next couple of days as SW fades, and the holiday weekend is looking at some fairly small surf. We are though tracking some SW’ers for the 5th-6th, and a significantly sized SW’er for the 8th-9th. We’re also keeping a watch on what’s about to become hurricane John – a potentially potent surf producer swirling south of Cabo.

Right now, the California Buoy is checking in at 3 feet with 9-second periods. Closer to the coast, the Half Moon Bay buoy is at 3 feet with 14-second periods and Cape San Martin buoy is at 3 feet with 11-second periods.

Overall, the swell energy in the water shows southerly periods averaging 13 seconds from 200 degrees and NW periods running 10 seconds from 310 degrees.

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

Northern California and the Central Coast are seeing waist high surf most everywhere.

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, no remarkably radical tidal swings are expected, although highs will be reaching 6 feet for…[more]

Water temperatures are averaging 69 degrees in San Diego, 66 in Orange County, 69 in LA, 64 in Ventura County, 62 in Santa Barbara, 55 along the central coast, and 55 degrees in NCal. Note that water temps have lowered a bit from…[more]

Winds as of 7 this morning were light and variable most everywhere with the exception of NW winds to 9 mph along the Central Coast and westerlies gusting to 15 mph in NCal. Winds are become strong north of Pt. Conception due to high pressure meeting head on with a low pressure trough, although today, this shouldn’t affect SoCal. On Wednesday, the trough should…[more]

Wind swell builds as SW fades…[more]

Small surf for holiday weekend…[more]

Small SW’ers for 5th and 6th…[more]

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

Tracking surf potential from soon-to-be hurricane John…[more]

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