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Tuesday, June 12, 2007 | Today we have a hefty dose of NW wind swell mixing with some southern hemi ground swell. Both swells back off Wednesday and Thursday. The weekend is looking fairly small, but southern hemi will build for a peak on Monday. After Tuesday the 19th though it looks like we may hit a bit of a flat spot.
Right now, the California Buoy is checking in at 6 feet with 10-second periods. Closer to the coast though, the Half Moon Bay buoy is at an impressive (for this time of year) 12 feet with 12-second periods and the Cape San Martin buoy is at 9 feet with 11-second periods.
Overall, NW wind swell periods are averaging 10 seconds from 285 and 310 degrees. SW is coming through from 220 with 15-second periods.
In SoCal, wave heights are running chest high around most west facing breaks, occasionally head high at standouts with good westerly exposure. South facing breaks are mostly waist high with SW facing breaks seeing chest high sets.
Northern California and the Central Coast are seeing sets running head high+ at most west facing breaks, waist to chest high at south facing spots.
The tide will soon become an issue as we enter into a radical tidal swing due to a New Moon that’ll peak Thursday night. This spring tide’s lows will affect…[more]
Water temperatures are averaging 63 degrees in San Diego, 63 in Orange County, 64 in LA, 59 in Ventura County, 58 in Santa Barbara, 53 along the Central Coast and 52 degrees in NCal.
Winds as of 7:00 this morning were light and variable most everywhere. Afternoon onshores are expected to reach 9-13 mph. High pressure noses in later today, lasting through Wednesday. This should help keep early AM sessions…[more]
Light SW due this weekend…[more]
SW builds Sunday into Monday…[more]
New State of our Surf Report…[more]