Thursday, March 15, 2007 | Today we still have some leftover southern hemi swell along the coast, mixing with some NW wind swell. WNW swell is due on Saturday as SW fades. More SW is due Wednesday, but it looks like that will be overshadowed by some NW swell that’s being brewed as we speak in the western Pacific.
Right now, the California Buoy is checking in at 6 feet with 10-second periods. Closer to the coast the Half Moon Bay buoy is at 6 feet with 9-second periods, and the Cape San Martin buoy is at 4 feet with 15-second periods.
Southern buoys are running 2.4-3.1 feet with 14-second periods.
Overall, the swell energy in the water shows SW periods averaging 14 seconds from 210 degrees, and NW periods running 10 seconds from 295 degrees.
In SoCal, wave heights are running waist to chest high at most south facing breaks with standouts seeing some set waves running shoulder high. West facing breaks are running waist high, but some localized wind swell from 270 is expected to bring in some occasional chest high+ peaks.
Northern California and the Central Coast are seeing chest to head high sets at most west facing breaks, chest+ at south facing spots.
The tide is an issue now through the weekend as we become fully entrenched in a tidal swing due to a New Moon on Monday. This spring tide will bring morning highs well above 5 feet now through…[more]
Water temperatures are up in SoCal, averaging 60 degrees in San Diego, 59 in Orange County, 59 in LA, 59 in Ventura County, 58 in Santa Barbara, but still only 53 along the Central Coast and 52 degrees in NCal.
Winds as of 7:00 this morning were light and variable most everywhere. Afternoon onshores are expected to reach 8-12 mph. Friday will be a little different as a…[more]
WNW due Saturday…[more]
Tracking sizeable NW for middle of next week…[more]
Southern hemi also due during second half of next week…[more]