Thursday, Aug. 31, 2006 | Today we have a moderate mix of southern hemi SW ground swell and NW wind swell along the California coast. Wind swell will fade over the next couple of days as will the southern hemi SW. We are, though, expecting some surf from Hurricane John in the next few days, some SW’ers will be hitting early next week, and a significantly sized SW’er is due for the weekend of the 9th.

Right now, the California Buoy is checking in at 2 feet with 7-second periods. Closer to the coast, the Half Moon Bay buoy is at 7 feet with 9-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 14 seconds from 190 degrees and NW periods running 8 seconds from 310 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 chest to head high peaky wind swell sets at west facing breaks, waist high + at south facing spots.

The tide is not too much of an issue today, but we will be seeing a tidal swing this weekend with highs reaching 6 feet for…[more]

Water temperatures are averaging 69 degrees in San Diego, 68 in Orange County, 69 in LA, 64 in Ventura County, 63 in Santa Barbara, 56 along the central coast, and 55 degrees in NCal.

Winds as of 7 this morning were light and variable just about everywhere – mostly calm. Afternoon onshores are expected to reach 8-12 mph. As a high pressure ridge moves into the region, winds will shift this weekend…[more]

Tracking surf from Hurricane John…[more]

Moderate SW due early next week…[more]

Sizeable southern hemi due by Saturday the 9th…[more]

Tracking southern hemi SW for the 11th-12th…[more]

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