Sunday, March 25, 2007 | Today we have a decent amount of NW swell along the coast with a touch of SW. We’re in for a robust increase in NW swell Tuesday into Wednesday, but foul weather is on the way and winds will be shifting as well. We have some sizable southern hemi swells due during the first week of April, and it looks like we could see some NW ground swell then as well.
Right now, the California Buoy is checking in at 6 feet with 11-second periods. Closer to the coast, the Half Moon Bay buoy is checking in at 8 feet with 13-second periods, and the Cape San Martin buoy is at 7 feet with 12-second periods.
Overall, the swell energy in the water shows NW periods averaging 12 seconds from 290, and SW periods running 15 seconds from 220.
In SoCal, wave heights are running chest high at most west facing breaks with occasional head high set waves at standouts. South facing breaks are running waist to chest high on the better sets. Note that due to the angle of the incoming NW swell, island blockage is affecting the OC region today.
Northern California and the Central Coast are seeing chest to head high + sets at most west facing breaks, chest high at south facing spots.
The tide is looking fairly manageable this week. We do have some late morning negative tides over the next couple of days, and later in the week we’ll be seeing early morning highs nearing…[more]
Water temperatures are averaging 59 degrees in San Diego, 58 in Orange County, 57 in LA, 58 in Ventura County, 58 in Santa Barbara, 54 along the Central Coast and 52 degrees in NCal.
Winds as of 8:00 this morning were light and variable with a light northerly element. Afternoon onshores are expected to reach 8-12 mph. Things will start to change on Monday as…[more]
NW Tuesday, Wednesday, but weather on the way…[more]
Southern hemi swells beginning of April…[more]
Tracking NW for first week of April as well…[more]