Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2006 | Today we’re seeing mostly SW ground swell in SoCal with some steep angled NW energy that’s affecting mainly the Central and Northern coasts. A moderate southern hemi rolls in Thursday, and another moderate burst is due Sunday. NW energy though will be coming into the mix by the weekend, which is also associated with some wind and weather issues.

Right now, the California Buoy is checking in at 5 feet with 10-second periods. Closer to the coast, the Half Moon Bay buoy is at 6 feet with 10-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 2.0-2.5 foot range.

Overall, the swell energy in the water shows SW periods averaging 14 seconds from 180 degrees. NW periods are running 11 seconds from a steep 320 degrees.

In SoCal, wave heights are running waist to chest high + at most south facing breaks. West facing spots are running knee to waist high.

Northern California and the Central Coast are seeing sets running chest to shoulder high at most west facing breaks. South facing breaks are running waist high +.

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…[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 7:00 this morning were light and variable most everywhere. Afternoon onshores are expected to reach 15 mph. We do have some wind issues this week. On Wednesday though…http://www.wetsand.com/swellwatch/report.asp?locationid=1&tabid=0&subtabid=0&catid=295&subcatid=0&SPLTabID=350“target=”_blank”>[more]

Slightly bigger SW for Thursday…http://www.wetsand.com/swellwatch/report.asp?locationid=1&tabid=0&subtabid=0&catid=295&subcatid=0&SPLTabID=350“target=”_blank”>[more]

WNW builds toward weekend…http://www.wetsand.com/swellwatch/report.asp?locationid=1&tabid=0&subtabid=0&catid=295&subcatid=0&SPLTabID=350“target=”_blank”>[more]

Weather and wind issues later this week…http://www.wetsand.com/swellwatch/report.asp?locationid=1&tabid=0&subtabid=0&catid=295&subcatid=0&SPLTabID=350“target=”_blank”>[more]

Light southern hemi due for the 5th, but NW looking stronger…http://www.wetsand.com/swellwatch/report.asp?locationid=1&tabid=0&subtabid=0&catid=295&subcatid=0&SPLTabID=350“target=”_blank”>[more]

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