Monday, August 15, 2016


West Pacific Cyclone Omais turned extra tropical late last week and kicked up a couple pulses of very small west swells.  One has already come and gone over the weekend - you probably didn't even notice it with the wind swell in the water, but if you looked now and then at the buoys you would see some small 2ft @295 degrees in the water.  Another pulse is due to show today - again very small - 1-2ft deepwater - but a sign things are changing as we move towards September.  Always a good sign when systems turn extra tropical and come across the North Pacific.  Could see some lighter winds later this week with a mix of wind swell and a small southwest swell inbound.  September is almost here.  Cya in the water.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016


Mornings have a bit more chill in the air, local redwoods and native trees showing some early color.   August is a good month, slow transition towards fall.  Usually by mid to late August we will see some early swell signs of the season.  Right now, small south swell in the water this week - 2-3ft deepwater - and ongoing north windswell from 315+ as the pressure gradient north of Cape Mendo continues to churn winds over the outer waters.  Surf early, keep an eye on the winds.  Cya in the water.

Monday, July 25, 2016


Last week of July - one more full month of summer to go.  Not much change ahead this week - strong northwest winds will continue to howl over the outer waters as high pressure to our east and southwest wrestles with low pressure in the Gulf of Alaska.  Good size windswell the main source of waves.  Tropics have been active but not a ton of swell making it up this far.  Way down under, some decent storm development showing for the past week and in the week ahead - may see some southwest swells show in another week or so.  Hang in there, surf early, or travel to warm waters.  Regular updates will start again on Sep 1.  Cya in the water.

Monday, July 4, 2016


One more holiday to go after this one (Labor Day) and then it's fall.  Windswell, fog and not so great south winds remain our primary source of energy as we enjoy a typically normal summer holiday weekend.  There is some south swell in the water but it's very small and inconsistent.  Two tropical systems churning in the East Pac - Agatha and Blas - could see some small swell from Blas late next weekend - depending on the track of the storm and how much it intensifies.  Keep your expectations low and you can find waves to ride.  Cya in the water.

Monday, June 6, 2016

JUNE - South Pacific to remain active.....

June gloom along the coast will hang around.  The week ahead will feature mostly windswell events with an uptick in swell from the southwest probably late Sunday, early Monday, lasting into mid month as a series of storms down by New Zealand ramp up and send swell north.  Still early, but forecast models look promising for a pretty decent run of swell.  Until then, get some work done, you might find some windswell windows now and then.  Cya in the water.