Sunday, July 29, 2007 | Sunday we have a light mix of NW wind swell and SW ground swell along the California coast, a coastal eddy has formed from increased onshore flow, and the tide is starting to swing in response to a Full Moon that’ll peak at 5:49 PM today. Both NW and SW pick up a bit Monday, but a slightly better, more consistent (and longer lasting) SW swell is due midweek. We also have some SW due on the 7th.

Right now, the California Buoy is checking in at 4 feet with 9-second periods. Closer to the coast, the Half Moon Bay buoy is at 2 feet with 8-second periods and the Cape San Martin buoy is at 2 feet with 11-second periods.

Overall, NW wind swell periods are averaging 9 seconds from 310 degrees and SW ground swell is coming in from 220 with weak, 13-second periods.

In SoCal, wave heights are running knee to waist high most everywhere with the best size around west facing breaks.

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

The tide is becoming an issue this week. We’re entering into a tidal swing from a Full Moon peaking later today. This spring tide’s negative to near-zero lows will affect…[more]

Water temperatures are averaging 70 degrees in San Diego, 71 in Orange County, 70 in LA, 66 in Ventura County, 66 in Santa Barbara, 57 along the Central Coast and 54 degrees in NCal.

Winds at 7:00 this morning were light and variable most everywhere but with a slight onshore element in many places. Afternoon onshores are expected to reach 9-13 mph. On Monday…[more]

Some increase in NW and SW Monday…[more]

SW due Wednesday…[more]

SW due on 7th…[more]

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