Tuesday, June 5, 2007 | Today we’ve had a light mix of NW wind swell and diminishing SW ground swell along the California coast. Wind swell picks up tomorrow, and then fades by the end of the week when some small SW arrives. Some wind swell is showing up for early next week, but we do know we’ll be seeing some moderately sized SW ground swell then. We’re also keeping an eye on some SW for the 16th. Condition-wise, winds are expected to become stronger than normal during the afternoon hours over the next couple of days, and we’re still dealing with an extremely low AM tide.
Right now, the California Buoy is checking in at 6 feet with 7-second periods. Closer to the coast, the Half Moon Bay buoy is at 4 feet with 12-second periods and the Cape San Martin buoy is at 4 feet with 12-second periods.
Most SoCal near-shore buoys are seeing SW energy with seas running 2.2-2.7 feet with 12-second periods.
Overall, SW ground swell periods are averaging 12 seconds from 200 degrees and NW wind swell is coming through from 305 degrees with 11-second periods.
In SoCal, wave heights are running waist high most everywhere with some chest high set waves at times at south facing spots.
Northern California and the Central Coast are seeing sets running chest high at most west facing breaks, waist to chest at south facing spots.
The tide remains an issue as we’re in the midst of a radical tidal swing due to a Full Moon that peaked last Thursday. This spring tide’s lows will shut down…[more]
Water temperatures are averaging 64 degrees in San Diego, 64 in Orange County, 62 in LA, 59 in Ventura County, 58 in Santa Barbara, 55 along the Central Coast and 50 degrees in NCal.
Winds as of 2:00 this afternoon were gusting to 30 mph along the Central Coast, but were still hovering around 10-15 in SoCal. Winds are expected to pick up this afternoon to around 20 mph in many locations due to a strong trough dipping into the region, interacting with high pressure to the south. The peak of this wind scenario is due…[more]
Wind and wind swell pick up Wednesday…[more]
Light SW late in week…[more]
SW early next week…[more]
Tracking SW for 16th…[more]
New State of our Surf Report…[more]