Thursday, Sept. 28, 2006 | Today we still have plenty of southern hemi SW swell along the California coast. This swell will back down on Friday, more so on Saturday when some light NW starts to come into the mix, yet weather and winds shift to a heavier onshore flow. Next week has some light NW on tap, but it’s looking like a time to break out the longest log in your quiver.

Right now, the California Buoy is checking in at 3 feet with 14-second periods. Closer to the coast, the Half Moon Bay buoy is at 3.6 feet with 17-second periods and Cape San Martin buoy is at 4 feet with 15-second periods.

Near-shore buoys in SoCal waters are showing southern hemi SW swell with 2.5-3.0 foot seas having 14-15 second periods.

Overall, the swell energy in the water shows southerly periods averaging 15 seconds from 200 degrees and NW periods running 9 seconds from 295 degrees.

In SoCal, wave heights are running chest to near head high at most south facing breaks. West facing breaks are seeing waist to chest high sets, although dual exposure spots, able to work the 200+ degree SW are seeing some pluses.

Northern California and the Central Coast are seeing chest to shoulder high surf at most south facing breaks, head high at times at breaks well exposed to 180-190 degree energy. West facing spots are running waist to chest high, bigger at dual exposure spots.

The tide is quite manageable for AM sessions with highs, although still pushing 5 feet, are not occurring till noon. Our next lunar event, a Full Moon on Friday the 6th, will start to create a…[more]

Water temperatures are averaging 67 degrees in San Diego, 67 in Orange County, 67 in LA, 65 in Ventura County, 65 in Santa Barbara, 62 along the central coast, and 59 degrees in NCal.

Winds as of 7 this morning were light and variable most everywhere with a slight offshore NE effect in SoCal. High pressure has influenced its way into the region every so slightly, but stronger troughs sitting out at sea are bullying their way to the coast. On Friday…[more]

Size declines Friday…[more]

Small surf this weekend, but some light NW due…[more]

Weather and winds shift this weekend…[more]

Light NW next week…[more]

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