Tuesday, April 17, 2007 | Today we have diminishing NW wind swell along the coast. More NW is due Wednesday into Thursday. We do though have some wind issues to deal with this week, and we have a good chance of getting some rain by the end of the week. While some southern hemi energy is due next week, it now looks like we’ll be seeing some NW ground swell, and wind/weather could be issues then as well.

Right now, the California Buoy is checking in at 4 feet with 10-second periods — a dramatic drop from 48 hours ago. Closer to the coast, the Half Moon Bay buoy is at 4 feet with short, 9-second periods, and the Cape San Martin buoy is at 5 feet with 11-second periods.

Overall, the predominant swell energy in the water shows NW periods averaging 11 seconds from 300 degrees, and some light SW is coming through from 180 with 12-second periods.

In SoCal, wave heights are running waist to at times chest high around west facing breaks. South facing breaks are running knee to waist.

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

The tide will be an issue the next few mornings as we deal with a tidal swing from a New Moon that peaked earlier today. This spring tide will bring negative lows to AM sessions, shutting down…[more]

Water temperatures are averaging 58 degrees in San Diego, 57 in Orange County, 55 in LA, 56 in Ventura County, 56 in Santa Barbara, 52 along the Central Coast and a frosty 49 degrees in NCal.

Winds as of 6:00 this morning were light and variable most everywhere, but NCal was seeing some westerlies over 30 mph. These winds will soon hit the Central Coast, but by the time they hit SoCal this afternoon, speeds should hang around the 15-18 mph range; however, Santa Barbara could see winds close to 30 mph this evening. On Wednesday…[more]

NW increases Wednesday into Thursday…[more]

More wind problems this week…[more]

Foul weather due end of week…[more]

Southern hemi due next week with NW…http://www.wetsand.com/swellwatch/report.asp?locationid=1&tabid=0&subtabid=0&catid=295&subcatid=0&SPLTabID=350 “target=”_blank”>[more]

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