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Tuesday, March 6, 2007 | Today we have a very small mix of SW and NW swells along the California coast. We will be seeing an increase in size though during the second half of the week, and some southern hemi swells are due next week as well.
Right now, the California Buoy is checking in at 4 feet with 12-second periods. Closer to the coast the Half Moon Bay buoy is at 2 feet with 14-second periods, and the Cape San Martin buoy at 2 feet with 14-second periods.
Overall, the swell energy in the water shows NW periods averaging 14 seconds from 290 degrees, and SW is coming through from 210 degrees with 14-second periods as well.
In SoCal, wave heights are running knee high most everywhere with occasional waist high set waves at standout breaks with WSW’erly exposure.
Northern California and the Central Coast are seeing waist high + sets at most west facing breaks, knee high at south facing spots.
The tide is recuperating to more normal levels, and won’t fluctuate too much during the AM hours throughout the week. The next lunar event doesn’t occur until the 19th when a New Moon is due.
Water temperatures are averaging 57 degrees in San Diego, 56 in Orange County, 55 in LA, 56 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 calm most everywhere. Afternoon onshores are expected to reach 8-12 mph. An onshore flow is in place, and will strengthen over…[more]
NW due during second half of week…[more]
Southern hemi Friday, Saturday…[more]
More southern hemi on the way next week…[more]