Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2006 | Today we have a light mix of SW ground swell and NW wind swell along the California coast. NW wind swell will pick up a bit over the next few days, and we’re still on track for that sizeable southern hemi swell by week’s end. We’re also tracking what could be a fairly significant NW swell for early next week.

Right now, the California Buoy is checking in at 4 feet with 10-second periods. Closer to the coast, the Half Moon Bay buoy is at 4 feet with 7-second periods and Cape San Martin buoy is at 2 feet with 11-second periods.

Overall, the swell energy in the water shows southerly periods averaging 15 seconds from 200 degrees and NW periods running 8 seconds from 310 degrees.

In SoCal, wave heights are running waist high at most south facing breaks with occasional pluses at standouts. West facing breaks are running knee to waist.

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

The tide is shifting toward an extreme tidal swing as we approach a Full Moon this Thursday. This spring tide will be making for high tides in the 6-foot zone for…[more]

Water temperatures are averaging 67 degrees in San Diego, 66 in Orange County, 66 in LA, 64 in Ventura County, 61 in Santa Barbara, 57 along the central coast, and 56 degrees in NCal.

Winds as of 7 this morning were light and variable just about everywhere. Afternoon onshores are expected to reach 15 mph. High pressure will weaken some starting on Wednesday, more so…[more]

NW wind swell over the next few days…[more]

SW swell increases late in the week…http://www.wetsand.com/swellwatch/report.asp?locationid=1&tabid=0&subtabid=0&catid=295&subcatid=0&SPLTabID=350“target=”_blank”>[more]

Light SW due 11th-12th…[more]

Tracking potentially significant NW swell for the 12th-13th…[more]

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