Thursday, May 17, 2007 | Today we have a slight increase in NW wind swell along the coast. NW wind swell continues to be the main feature through the weekend, but we do have some SW headed our way next week. Some SW is also on the charts for the holiday weekend.

Right now, the California Buoy is checking in at a meager 4 feet with 10-second periods. Closer to the coast, the Half Moon Bay buoy is at 3 feet with 10-second periods and the Cape San Martin buoy is at 3 feet with 11-second periods.

Overall, NW periods are averaging 8-10 seconds from 290 degrees. Trace amounts of southern hemi energy is coming through from 220 with 13-second periods.

In SoCal, wave heights are running waist to at times chest high at west facing breaks. South facing breaks are running knee to waist, although breaks with SW exposure can expect a little better size from…[more]

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

The tide is dipping to extreme lows for early AM sessions due to a tidal swing from the New Moon that peaked Wednesday. This is bringing early AM lows to…[more]

Water temperatures are averaging 58 degrees in San Diego, 58 in Orange County, 58 in LA, 55 in Ventura County, 54 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, fairly calm from SB through LA, but southerly eddy texture was clocked in at 5+ in many OC and SD locales. Onshores are expected to pick up throughout the morning, reaching 11-14 mph in the afternoon. High pressure is making a slow and temporary comeback, but a northerly flow will…[more]

NW wind swell in place through weekend…[more]

Southern hemi by midweek…[more]

Small SW for Memorial Day weekend…[more]

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