Thursday, June 7, 2007 | Today we’ve got mostly NW wind swell with some background southern hemi ground swell along the California coast. Wind swell will diminish toward the weekend as SW picks up a bit. More SW is due early next week along with some NW wind swell. After that, the only other swell showing up on the charts this morning is due around the 17th from the Tasman Sea, New Zealand region.

Right now, the California Buoy is showing diminishing swell, checking in at 4 feet with 9-second periods (about half of what it was 36 hours ago). 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 4 feet with 8-second periods.

Overall, NW wind swell periods are averaging 8 seconds from a steep 320 degrees. SW is coming through from 190 and 230, both with 14-second periods.

In SoCal, wave heights are running chest to shoulder+ at most west facing breaks. South facing spots are running waist high, bigger though at SW exposed breaks.

Northern California and the Central Coast are seeing sets running chest high+ at most west facing breaks, waist high at south facing spots.

The tide is still quite low mid morning but is recuperating to more normal levels. Our next tidal swing will become noticeable by the end of next week due to..[more]

Water temperatures are averaging 63 degrees in San Diego, 63 in Orange County, 60 in LA, 60 in Ventura County, 55 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; however, Santa Barbara was checking in with north winds to 16 and NCal had some westerlies to 15. Elsewhere, in SoCal, a light offshore had ENE winds clocking in below 8 in most places. The recent wind-fest is just about over as the trough responsible for the bluster moves to the east. This afternoon though, onshore winds could reach 20+ in some places. On Friday, the…[more]

Wind swell diminishes towards weekend…[more]

Light SW Friday, Saturday…[more]

SW early next week…[more]

Wind swell on charts for next week as well…[more]

Light SW due on the 17th…[more]

New State of our Surf Report…[more]

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