Sunday, Jan. 7, 2007 | Today we have some moderately sized NW swell along the California coast that’ll keep things from going flat any time soon. Some wind swell with less than favorable conditions is on tap later this week though. And then it looks like we could see some long period NW ground swell on the 14th.

Right now, the California Buoy is checking in at 14 feet with 14-second periods. Closer to the coast, the Half Moon Bay buoy is at 11 feet with 14-second periods, and the Cape San Martin buoy is at 14 feet with 14-second periods.

Overall, the swell energy in the water shows NW periods averaging 12-14 seconds from an extremely steep, 320 degrees.

In SoCal, the NW is far too steep for many breaks, but wave heights are running chest high at most west facing breaks, head high at times at standouts. South facing breaks are running waist to at times chest high.

Northern California and the Central Coast are seeing sets running DOH at most west facing breaks with face heights reaching 14+ feet at times at standouts. South facing breaks are running chest to head high.

The tide is recuperating to more normal levels, and will remain so for the remainder of the week. The next lunar event — a New Moon on the 19th—will start another…[more]

Water temperatures are averaging 58 degrees in San Diego, 58 in Orange County, 58 in LA, 55 in Ventura County, 57 in Santa Barbara, 57 along the Central Coast, and 54 degrees in NCal.

Winds as of 7:00 this morning were light and variable just about everywhere with some NE gusts at times around some sections of LA and VC blowing to 15+ mph. NE winds could become a bit brisk in most locations this morning, although…[more]

NW ground swell with NE winds for fist half of the week…[more]

NW wind swell and less than favorable winds later in week…[more]

Tracking potentially clean, long-period, nice sized NW’er for the 14th…[more]

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