Monday, Nov. 27, 2006 | Today we have a small mix of NW wind swell and meager SW ground swell along the coast. Wind swell picks up over the next 24-48 hours, but foul weather is on the way. A strong offshore event is on tap later this week as some southern hemi comes ashore. We’re also tracking a significant NW swell for Sunday the 3rd.

Right now, the California Buoy is at 3 feet with 8-second periods. Closer to the coast, the Half Moon Bay buoy is at 5 feet with 9-second periods and Cape San Martin buoy is at 3 feet with 10-second periods.

Overall, the swell energy in the water shows NW periods averaging 10 seconds from a steep 315 degrees. SW periods are running 12 seconds from 190 degrees.

In SoCal, wave heights are running knee to at times waist high most everywhere.

Northern California and the Central Coast are seeing sets running waist to chest at west facing breaks, knee to waist at south facing breaks.

The tide is at manageable levels now and will be for the next few days. We will though see some radical highs in the early morning by…[more]

Water temperatures are averaging 64 degrees in San Diego, 64 in Orange County, 64 in LA, 62 in Ventura County, 64 in Santa Barbara, 59 along the Central Coast, and 58 degrees in NCal.

Winds as of 8 this morning were light and variable most everywhere with a light NNE element. Onshores this afternoon are expected in the 10-12 mph range. A storm will be passing through the state tonight in through Monday, bringing with it rain and WNW winds. Monday is…

NW wind swell over next 48 hours but rain and wind…[more]

Moderate SW late in the week but strong offshores… [more]

Tracking a significantly sized NW swell for Sunday the 3rd…[more]

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