Today we’ve got a small to moderate mix of NW wind swell and SW ground swell along the coast. SW picks up a tad Monday. Some slightly bigger SW rolls in later in the week, and we have some WNW swell due by the end of the week as well. Another southern hemi is on the charts for the 5th, and we’re tracking potential NW for the 8th. Conditions shift this week to a heavy onshore flow, and the end of the week looks a bit iffy weather-wise.
Right now, the California Buoy is checking in at 5 feet with 11-second periods. Closer to the coast, the Half Moon Bay buoy is at 5 feet with 11-second periods and Cape San Martin buoy is at 5 feet with 12-second periods.
The energy on these buoys reflects the NW element of the energy along the coast. The southerly portion has seas running in the 1.2-2.1 foot range.
Overall, the swell energy in the water shows NW periods averaging 11 seconds from 305 degrees. SW periods are running 14 seconds from 180 degrees.
In SoCal, wave heights are running waist to chest high at most south facing breaks. West facing spots are running waist high.
Northern California and the Central Coast are seeing sets running chest to head high at most west facing breaks. South facing breaks are running waist to chest.
The tide is manageable at the moment, but we’ll be seeing another radical tidal swing during the second half of the week as we approach a Full Moon due Sunday the 5th. This spring tide will bring highs into…[more]
Water temperatures are averaging 65 degrees in San Diego, 65 in Orange County, 65 in LA, 64 in Ventura County, 64 in Santa Barbara, 61 along the Central Coast, and 60 degrees in NCal.
Winds as of 7 this morning were light and variable most everywhere. Afternoon onshores are expected to reach 15 mph. Winds will be trending onshore this week, although…[more]
Small SW swell due Monday…[more]
Better sized SW for Thursday as WNW builds…[more]
Possible weather issues later this week…[more]
Southern hemi due for the 5th…[more]
Tracking NW for the 8th…[more]