Sunday, Jan. 13, 2008 | We still have a lot of WNW swell along the California coast. This swell though is on the way out. A smaller WNW swell is due Wednesday, but nothing momentous is on the northern hemisphere surf radar right now. We do though have an unseasonable (albeit relatively small) southern hemi SW swell due on the 22nd. Condition-wise, it’s looking dry for SoCal with offshore-ness to varying degrees this week, and that tide will become a considerable concern by the weekend.

Right now, the California Buoy is at 12 feet with 14-second periods. The San Francisco buoy is at 11 feet with 16-second periods, the Monterey buoy is at 12 feet with 17-second periods, the Cape San Martin buoy is at 9 feet with 13-second periods, and the Pt. Conception buoy is at 10 feet with 16-second periods.

Overall, WNW periods are averaging 15 seconds from 280 degrees.

In SoCal, most west facing breaks are seeing sets running 1-3 feet overhead, up to DOH at times at standouts. South facing breaks picking up the wrap are mostly chest to head high with some overhead pluses at SW exposed breaks. Note that due to the angle of the incoming swell, island blockage is affecting the OC region today where size isn’t doing as well.

Northern California and the Central Coast are seeing sets running 15 feet on the face at most west facing breaks, a few feet overhead to at times DOH at south facing spots picking up the wrap.

The tide has recuperated to more normal levels, but we will be seeing another radical tidal swing late in the week with the next lunar…[more]

Water temps are averaging 56 degrees in San Diego, 57 in Orange County, 56 in LA, 56 in Ventura County, 55 in Santa Barbara, 55 along the Central Coast and 53 degrees in NCal…[more]

Winds at 7:00 this morning were light and variable most everywhere, although Leo Carillo was reporting gusts above 20 mph. An offshore event is well underway as high pressure dominates the area. Although not a brutal Santa Ana for the coast, continued high pressure this week will…[more]

WNW backs off Monday…[more]

Smaller swell due Wednesday…[more]

Moderate southern hemi due 22nd…[more]

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