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Tuesday, May 29, 2007 | Today our new SW swell is filling in as a steady flow of light NW wind swell persists along the coast. A slightly bigger SW’er is due Friday, lingering into the weekend with an increase in NW wind swell. Some moderate SW swell is due during the second half of next week.

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 at 6 feet with 9-second periods and the Cape San Martin buoy is at 6 feet with 10-second periods.

While these northern buoys are showing the NW wind swell element along the coast, most SoCal near-shore buoys are also seeing SW energy with seas running 2.7-3.1 feet with 16-second+ periods.

Overall, SW periods are averaging 15-17 seconds from 190-220 degrees. NW periods are running 9 seconds from 310+.

Please note that the long periods in the southern hemi ground swell will inevitably create disparity in size between breaks of…[more]

In SoCal, wave heights are running a steady chest high at most south facing breaks with some head high set waves. West facing breaks are running waist high, bigger though at dual exposure spots.

Northern California and the Central Coast are seeing sets chest to head high most everywhere.

The tide is still manageable now, but we will be seeing a radical tidal swing during early AM sessions later this week as we approach a Full Moon on Thursday. This spring tide’s lows will shut down…[more]

Water temperatures are averaging 63 degrees in San Diego, 64 in Orange County, 62 in LA, 58 in Ventura County, 57 in Santa Barbara, 54 along the Central Coast and 50 degrees in NCal.

Winds as of 7:00 this morning were light and variable most everywhere. Afternoon onshores are expected to reach 10-13 mph. The onshore flow picks up a bit over…[more]

Sizable SW due by end of the week…[more]

More NW wind swell by end of week…[more]

Moderate SW’ers due middle of next week…[more]

New State of our Surf Report…[more]

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