Monday, June 27, 2011

Week Ahead - Rain!

Yep, rain in the forecast for Tuesday into Wednesday as a strong system is dropping down from the Gulf of AK.  Highly unusual - but that's what we got.  Small southwest swell at 2.9 at 17 today - should stick around most of the week along with northwest windswell.  Could see an increase in northwest groundswell (small swell) later in the week.  Winds - mix of onshore to west to northwest most of the week - once high pressure builds in strongly on Thursday/Friday we might see light to variable winds for the morning sessions.  So worth checking how hard it's blowing both mornings.  We will see much warmer temps later into the weekend - just a question of how hot in does get and if it's enough to wipe out the marine layer near the coast.  More on that mid week.  Cya in the water.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Week Ahead/Summer Arrives

Summer solstice is tomorrow.  It's going to feel like summer with very hot temps inland and warm temps forecast to make it to the coast, especially Tuesday.  High pressure is moving right overhead - squashing the marine inversion for now - although we'll probably see a return of a strong seabreeze later in the week.  Today and tomorrow, and possibly Wednesday morning - winds might stay light for AM sessions - otherwise - best bet will probably be protected spots as west/northwest winds will likely pick up each day.  Check the winds - very hard to predict the wind flow when we get these type of patterns in the summer - especially with cool water temps still offshore - fog can form quite easily.  Swell wise - northwest windswell to stick around all week - and a new southwest swell starts to show late Tuesday - through Thursday.  Could see some fun waves at south facing breaks mid week.
**I'm out of town Wednesday to Sunday this week - so I won't be updating the report later in the week.  Cya in the water.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Weekend Forecast

Windswell and fading south swell forecast. Saturday look for south to southwest winds with low clouds and fog. Sunday, high pressure builds to the north and east to ramp up north winds. Fog should clear Sunday but conditions for the whole weekend just don't look that great. Look around and you might find something to ride. Cya in the water.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Updated Forecast -

Windswell on the rise all day - as gale warnings are up in the outer waters.  Should top out in the 8-12ft range at 10-11 seconds on Thursday.  New south swell mixes in for the rest of the week - however i think the size is going to get the piss knocked out of it as it rounds Pt Conception and comes up the Central Coast.  South facing spots will be your best bet - as winds are going to howl from the northwest.  If you know where to look you might find something to ride.  Cya in the water.

Monday, June 13, 2011

June Gloom

This is a good week to get caught up with work, your kids, wife/girlfriend etc.  It's June, probably one of the worst months for surf in Nor Cal - and this week will be no exception.  Background south swell most of the week - maybe a "tad" bigger later in the week - but nothing to get all excited about.  And then we have that famous summer windswell - you know the stuff in the 7-9 second range?  Short period slop.  Northwest winds the rule, fog.  Grim.  However, if you have a longboard, patience and a smile - you might be able to find something to ride at south facing breaks.  Only two more months until September.  Cya in the water.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Weekend Forecast

Fog and onshore winds will continue all weekend. Our current sw swell is winding down and will be joined by a new sw for Sat/Sun. Look for waist to chest high waves at the better south breaks. Just windswell in the water from the North Pacific. Surf early and check the winds. Cya in the water.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Week Ahead

Thanks to the proximity of the storm system that brought us heavy rain yesterday, winds stayed pretty light this AM - in fact blowing east early - with a fun mix of southwest storm surf and north windswell.  Waves will wind down as we go through the afternoon.

Mainly light winds possible for morning sessions this week and look for northwest or onshores most afternoons.  Certainly check the winds early - as things dont look all that bad for June. Only swell of mention will be a decent southwest (205-220) due in here Tuesday through Thursday.  Could see a fun run of waist to head high surf - perhaps a tad bigger at best breaks during the peak of this event.  Also look for some inconsistency with this swell - it's coming from a long way down under.  Not much of anything expected from the North Pacific for the upcoming week.  Cya in the water.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Weekend Forecast - More Rain!!

Another late season storm about to roll in - it's going to rain on and off until Monday.  South to southeast winds - small mix of west windswell and south.  Find some place that likes south winds and you'll have small waves to ride.  Cya in the water.