Thursday, July 26, 2007| We still have some southern hemi swell along the coast, mixing it up with NW wind swell, but both swells are on the way out. A couple more small-scaled southern hemi swells are due next week and some NW wind swell is on the charts then as well. Weather and winds along the coast though are likely to change, and not necessarily for the better.

Right now, the California Buoy is checking in at 6 feet with 9-second periods. Closer to the coast, the Half Moon Bay buoy is at 4 feet with 11-second periods and the Cape San Martin buoy is at 5 feet with 11-second periods.

Overall, NW wind swell periods are averaging 8 seconds from 310 degrees and SW ground swell is coming in from 200 with 15-second periods.

In SoCal, wave heights are running waist to at times chest high most everywhere with standouts seeing some rare pluses at times.

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

The tide is not too much of an issue over the next couple of days for AM sessions. We will though be seeing some extreme negative lows next week as we approach a Full Moon on Sunday…[more]

Water temperatures are averaging 70 degrees in San Diego, 69 in Orange County, 69 in LA, 66 in Ventura County, 64 in Santa Barbara, 56 along the Central Coast and 54 degrees in NCal.

Winds at 8:00 this morning were light and variable most everywhere. Afternoon onshores are expected to reach 12-15 mph. Friday looks similar, but this weekend it looks like…[more]

Swells fade into weekend…[more]

Small southern hemis next week…[more]

NW wind swell on charts for next week…“target=”_blank”>[more]

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