Sunday, May 13, 2007 | Today we have mostly steep angled NW wind swell along the coast that’ll increase a bit Monday. Not much change is expected throughout the week, although some meager NW energy from the Gulf is due during the second half of the week. We’re still on track though for that southern hemi swell next week (23rd) and it looks like we could see more SW during the Memorial Day weekend.

Right now, the California Buoy is checking in at 5 feet with 8-second periods. Closer to the coast, the Half Moon Bay buoy is checking in at 5 feet with 10-second periods and the Cape San Martin buoy is at a mere 2 feet with 16-second periods.

Overall, NW periods are averaging 8 seconds from 305 degrees. Southern hemi energy is coming through from 180 with 14-second periods.

In SoCal, wave heights are running knee to waist high at most west facing breaks with rare chest high set waves coming through now and again. South facing breaks are running knee to waist.

Northern California and the Central Coast are seeing sets running chest to head high at west facing breaks. South facing spots are running knee to waist high with better size at SW exposed spots.

The tide remains at reasonable levels, but we will see a tidal swing near the end of the week due to a New Moon on Wednesday. This will produce extremely negative tides for…[more]

Water temperatures are averaging 58 degrees in San Diego, 57 in Orange County, 55 in LA, 53 in Ventura County, 55 in Santa Barbara, 54 along the Central Coast and 51 degrees in NCal.

Winds as of 7:00 this morning were light and variable most everywhere. Onshores are expected to pick up throughout the morning from the WNW, reaching 15-18 mph in the afternoon. Monday looks a bit…[more]

Varying degrees of weak NW this week…[more]

Southern hemi on tap for 23rd…[more]

Tracking SW for Memorial Day weekend…“target=”_blank”>[more]

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