Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2007 | Today we have some small NW swell along the coast. That WNW swell originally forecast for today into Wednesday is delayed and downgraded, but a slight increase in size is due tomorrow. A more noticeable increase though is due Friday, and it looks like we could see some significantly sized WNW swell on Sunday. Weather though is about to turn from offshore to possibly rainy at times throughout the period.

Right now, the California Buoy is checking in at 8 feet with just 9-second periods. Closer to the coast, the Half Moon Bay buoy is at a meager 4 feet with 11-second periods, and the Cape San Martin buoy at 4 feet with 11-second periods.

Overall, the swell energy in the water shows WNW periods averaging 11 seconds from 280 degrees, and a light amount of SW is coming through from 195 with 14-second periods.

In SoCal, wave heights are running waist high most everywhere.

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

The tide is at decent levels, and will remain so for a while with our next lunar event not due until…[more]

Water temperatures are averaging 59 degrees in San Diego, 58 in Orange County, 59 in LA, 58 in Ventura County, 57 in Santa Barbara, 57 along the Central Coast, and 54 degrees in NCal.

Winds as of 8:00 this morning were light to calm most everywhere. Afternoon onshores are expected to reach 8-10 mph. The flow is turning onshore, and on Tuesday, some…[more]

NW for Friday, but weather?[more]

Tracking sizable WNW for Sunday the 11th…[more]

Tracking NW for 14th…[more]

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