Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2007 | Today we have some small to moderate, diminishing NW swell along the coast. Some NW is due on Thursday with a temporary return to an onshore flow. We have some moderate NW due by Sunday, and we’re tracking some small to moderate NW swells for next week.

Right now, the California Buoy is checking in at 5 feet with 12-second periods. Closer to the coast, the Half Moon Bay buoy is at 4 feet with 14-second periods, and the Cape San Martin buoy is at 5 feet with 14-second periods.

Overall, the swell energy in the water shows NW periods averaging 14 seconds from 300 degrees.

In SoCal, wave heights are running waist to at times chest high at most west facing breaks. South facing breaks are running knee to waist high with some bigger sets coming through at SW exposed breaks.

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

The tide is an issue this week as we enter a tidal swing due to a New Moon on Friday. This spring tide is bringing early AM highs to around 6 feet, slowing things down near…[more]

Water temperatures are averaging 56 degrees in San Diego, 57 in Orange County, 58 in LA, 55 in Ventura County, 56 in Santa Barbara, 54 along the Central Coast, and 52 degrees in NCal.

Winds as of 7:00 this morning were light and variable just about everywhere with the exception of some NE winds to 15+ around the Pt. Mugu region, and some northerlies to 10 in OC. NE winds can be expected in all coastal zones to around 15 mph today, stronger at times at…[more]

NW Thursday…[more]

NW by Sunday…[more]

Tracking NW’ers for 23rd and 26th…[more]

Wind and tide issues this week…[more]

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