Sunday, June 27, 2010

Mix of SW and Tropical SSE on tap for Monday

Nice size southwest swell filling in today - deep water swell in the 2-4 ft range at 17 seconds. Swell from Hurricane Celia will mix in on Monday - with periods in the 12-14 sec range - probably won't notice it - but it will keep the south facing breaks consistent with head high waves at times. NW windswell and a very small pulse of north swell will also be in the water. Look for light variable winds/light onshore in the morning - turning to a more westerly/northwest angle in the afternoon. I'm out of here on Wednesday - headed to Mexico to chase some incoming swell - in fact look for a decent shot of southwest swell towards next Sunday/Monday. Watch the winds/fog again later this week - temps stay hot inland but will start to cool near the coast and then cool eventually inland by midweek. Holiday weekend looks pretty typical - night and morning low clouds/fog nearshore and seasonably warm temps inland. Have a good week and happy 4th of July.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Sunday looks to be the better wind day....

Models have backed off the predicted offshore wind event which was suppose to start tomorrow and last through Sunday. Now it looks like tomorrow will still be cool and foggy coast-side - with a modest warm up inland. Saturday will begin to see even warmer temps inland but don't look for a huge warm up near the coast. Winds could still be light onshore now Saturday morning. Sunday should be warmer everywhere - but only make it to the 70s at the beaches - and hoping the winds stay light and variable - or light offshore for Sunday morning. Still a mix of sw and nw swells in the water - with windswell - so i think best best will be the beaches that can work on the cross up of swells. should be something to ride - maybe just not uber clean. cya in the water.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Offshore flow this weekend

Models are hinting at very warm temps and offshore flow from Friday to Sunday - if that holds - should see some nice beach days for the weekend. Look for a mix of nw windswell and sw swells in the water for the weekend so we should have stuff to ride - especially at the nw facing breaks. Stay tuned and cya in the water.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Update on Surfboard fees to and from Mexico

Update on airlines fees in and out of Mexico:

United has changed the one way charge to $100.00 - down from $175 last year. This is for bags under 50Lbs.

Alaska is still $75 one way.

Get out of town!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

First Day of Summer Tomorrow....

Celebrate my surfing brothers and sisters - tomorrow is the first day of summer. What does that mean you ask? Well, it means that after tomorrow we get another minute towards Fall - each and every day. Just hold on - June/July - get through the next month and a half and then usually by August we'll see a few signs of change. Speaking of change - this morning was a relief - hope you got wet - the hurricane force winds dropped out and left us with a pretty nice morning. Unfortunately, winds are back this afternoon. Look for winds most of next week - with cooler than normal temps. One tropical storm and one hurricane today in the East Pacific to watch - but right now it doesn't look like either will enter our swell window - but I will keep an eye on it. Otherwise - we'll have continued windswell and small background sw swells. Check the winds in the mornings - you might get lucky next week. cya in the water.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


13ft at 10 seconds from 320. Winds are blowing gale force over the outer waters. A 10 sec windswell from 320 will basically go by our part of the coast and wave at us. Too steep an angle with short period - nothing is gonna wrap in except at nw facing breaks - and with the howling nw winds - best for some kite surfing. Winds are going to basically keep up all week making a mess of things. Things look bad for the rest of the month actually - perhaps a run of SW swell starting around the 25th - but between now and then - windswell, small pulses of s/sw and cold, cold water. Ahh, June in Nor Cal - you have to love it. Sounds funny to say it - but cya in the water.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

NW Swell Tues/Wed - NW Winds

Winds never really got offshore fully Saturday and certainly not today. Fog has returned and with it onshore winds. NW winds should blow all week. We have a late season NW swell due in here Tues/Wed - models forecast deep water swell heights in the 6-10 ft range - so this one should be good for some double overhead sets at nw facing breaks during it's peak on Wednesday. SW swell will be in the background all week - but mainly lost in the heavier nw swell and winds. It's June - one of the worst months of the year for surf around these parts - so get what you can when you can. cya in the water.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Weekend Forecast

Winds are turning north - and hopefully will be blowing northeast in the morning. Large windswell in the water at 10ft + at 10 sec from 325 - a bit of a sloppy mess. No south to speak of. Water temps crashed while I was away this week (WTF?) down to 49 again. That's awesome. Hopefully winds will be light Sat/Sun mornings near shore - and blowing sideshore/offshore. Look for windswell to start winding down - with deepwater heights over the weekend still producing head high to overhead surf at nw facing spots. If we get the winds as forecast and warm temps to the coast it might actually be nice Sat/Sun and the main Nor Cal beaches. cya in the water and c'mon boys beat those damn English tomorrow!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Off to NY - no reports next week

I'm off to NY next week - so i wont be updating the report. Use the forecast links to check wind, tide and swell. Pretty dreary looking today with dense fog - can't see anything. Look for NW winds to increase later next week - scheduled to blow really good by next Thursday.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Weekend Forecast

Fun mix of nw and sw swells in the water - with lighter winds near shore - especially in the mornings. Look for this trend on Friday and probably Saturday - before we seen an increase in nw winds towards Sunday. Look for nw energy to increase more late Friday - maxing on Saturday with deep water at 4-7 ft from 275-300. SW swell will continue through the weekend with deep water heights around 3 ft from 190-210. The cross up of swells should keep beach breaks pretty fun. It's going to warm up a lot this weekend - and it might really shut down any marine influence of fog, winds - we'll have to see how close the thermal low inland moves overhead - how much it does will have a big impact on our winds. So, might not be a bad couple days of surf coming up - by late Spring standards - go out and get some. cya in the water.