Thursday, Jan. 25, 2007 | Today NW swell is building in the outer waters and will be felt in all regions of California on Friday. We have some smaller NW due Monday in SoCal, Sunday in NCal. It looks like we could also see some sizable westerly swell by the 1st, but weather may get the best of it by then.

Right now, the California Buoy has increased over the past 5 hours and is now checking in at 15 feet with 12-second periods. Closer to the coast, the Half Moon Bay buoy is at 7 feet with 14-second periods, and the Cape San Martin buoy is at 6 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 high at most west facing breaks with occasional chest high set waves. South facing breaks are running knee to waist. Note that size will be increasing along west facing breaks throughout the day, more so in the afternoon.

Northern California and the Central Coast are seeing sets running chest to head high at most west-facing breaks, overhead at times at standouts. South facing breaks are running waist to chest high, bigger though at dual exposure spots.

The tide is not much of an issue for the next few days, but we will start to see another early morning tidal swing next week as a Full Moon approaches on Groundhog Day. This spring tide will be bringing…[more]

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

Winds as of 7:00 this morning were light and variable most everywhere. Some ENE winds can be expected this morning, but should remain at or below 10 mph. Mid afternoon will likely see some light to moderate onshores. Friday is…[more]

Substantial NW Friday…[more]

Smaller NW for 28th-29th…[more]

Tracking WNW for 1st…[more]

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