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Tuesday, May 15, 2007 | Today is a weak day for surf along the California coast. NW wind swell picks up a bit though over the next few days. We’re still on track for some SW next week, but it looks like we may see a good deal of NW around that time as well. The SW for the holiday weekend is still on the charts but downgraded.

Right now, the California Buoy is checking in at 6 feet with 8-second periods. Closer to the coast, the Half Moon Bay buoy is at 4 feet with 7-second periods and the Cape San Martin buoy is at 3 feet with 7-second periods.

Overall, NW periods are averaging 9 seconds from 290 degrees. Southern hemi energy is coming through from 200 with 14-second periods.

In SoCal, wave heights are running knee high at most south facing breaks, occasionally waist high at west facing spots.

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

The tide is starting to shift to extreme levels due to a tidal swing from a New Moon that’ll peak Wednesday. The most noticeable effect will be extremely low tides dipping towards…[more]

Water temperatures are averaging 59 degrees in San Diego, 59 in Orange County, 58 in LA, 56 in Ventura County, 55 in Santa Barbara, 54 along the Central Coast and 51 degrees in NCal.

Winds as of 8:00 this morning were light and variable most everywhere. Onshores are expected to pick up throughout the morning, reaching 15 mph in the afternoon. High pressure and a northerly flow aloft should turn the winds a bit…[more]

NW wind swell increases over the next few days…[more]

Southern hemi on tap for 23rd…[more]

Tracking small SW for Memorial Day weekend…[more]

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