Thursday, April 5, 2007 | Today we still have some southern hemi SW swell along the California coast mixing with a touch of WNW wind swell. We have some SW and NW swells due Sunday, but weather and winds this weekend could be less than ideal. That strong south swell is still on track for next week, as is some NW swell.

Right now, the California Buoy is checking in at 5 feet with 16-second periods. Closer to the coast, the Half Moon Bay buoy is at 5 feet with 17-second periods, and the Cape San Martin buoy is at 4 feet with 16-second periods.

SoCal near-shore buoys are running 2.3-3.0 feet with 16-second periods (offshore buoys are as high as 3.8).

Overall, the predominant swell energy in the water shows WNW periods averaging 12 seconds from 260-275 degrees and SW periods running 14-16 seconds from 200-220 degrees.

In SoCal, wave heights are running chest to at times head high at most south facing breaks. West facing breaks are running waist to chest high with better size at dual exposure spots.

Northern California and the Central Coast are seeing chest to head high sets at most south facing breaks, shoulder high at west facing spots.

The tide is dipping to near-zero lows over the next few days and will swing a bit more radically by the end of next week as we approach a New Moon on the 17th…[more]

Water temperatures are averaging 59 degrees in San Diego, 58 in Orange County, 58 in LA, 56 in Ventura County, 57 in Santa Barbara, 54 along the Central Coast and 51 degrees in NCal.

Winds as of 6:00 this morning were light and variable most everywhere. Afternoon onshores are expected to reach 7-10 mph. Things will be shifting over the next 48 hours though…[more]

NW and SW Sunday but weather and wind concerns…[more]

Strong south swell hits next week with WNW swell…[more]

Tracking moderate SW for 17th…[more]

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