Thursday, May 10, 2007 | Today is yet another small surf day along the California coast. Some NW wind swell is expected next week, but the most noteworthy item in the forecast continues to be the potentially potent southern hemi for the 22nd.

Right now, the California Buoy is checking in at 7 feet with 8-second periods. Closer to the coast, the Half Moon Bay buoy is checking in at 6 feet with 10-second periods and the Cape San Martin buoy is at 4 feet with 10-second periods.

Overall, NW periods are averaging a short, 9 seconds from 290 degrees. Southern hemi energy is coming through from 220 with 13-second periods.

In SoCal, wave heights are running knee to waist most everywhere.

Northern California and the Central Coast are seeing sets running chest high at west facing breaks. South facing spots are knee high.

The tide is at reasonably manageable levels, but we will see a tidal swing by the end of next week due to a New Moon on the 16th. This will make for some extremely negative AM tides dipping to…[more]

Water temperatures are averaging 60 degrees in San Diego, 58 in Orange County, 55 in LA, 60 in Ventura County, 56 in Santa Barbara, 53 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 12-17 mph. On Friday, the onshore flow really…[more]

Light NW wind swell next week…[more]

Sizable southern hemi being tracked for 22nd…[more]

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