Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2006 | Today we have a moderate amount of NW swell along the coast. A slight boost in NW is due Wednesday. A fairly good-sized NW swell is due by the end of the week with another swell possibly pushing up size by Christmas Day. We are, though, expecting some wind issues by the end of the week.

Right now, the California Buoy is checking at 8 feet with fairly long, 16-second periods that’ll be arriving along the coast on Wednesday. Closer to the coast, the Half Moon Bay buoy is at 10 feet with 12-second periods and Cape San Martin buoy is at 6 feet with 11-second periods.

Overall, the swell energy in the water shows NW periods averaging 12 seconds from a steep 310 degrees.

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

Northern California and the Central Coast are seeing sets running head high to a couple feet overhead at most west facing breaks. South facing breaks are running waist to chest.

The tide remains an issue for early AM sessions as the tidal swing continues from a New Moon that’ll peak on Wednesday. This spring tide is bringing highs into…[more]

Water temperatures are averaging 60 degrees in San Diego, 60 in Orange County, 60 in LA, 59 in Ventura County, 60 in Santa Barbara, 57 along the Central Coast, and 57 degrees in NCal.

Winds as of 7:00 this morning were light and variable more everywhere with the exception of some NE’erlies to 12 mph around Oxnard. Winds this morning should remain pretty mild with a NE element, and then turn westerly in the afternoon from 8-12 mph. On Wednesday, a…[more]

Slight NW with small SW Wednesday…[more]

NW Friday…[more]

More NW over holiday…[more]

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