Wednesday, August 17, 2011
TS Fernanda, TS Greg and more southerly swell
3.0 at 17 from 160 today - steep angle of approach - but some spots are bringing sets in. This swell is from a storm that formed off Chile around Aug 7th. Winds are lightest at protected breaks. Tropical Storms Fernanda, Greg are tracking in the East Pac. Fernanda is moving wnw towards Hawaii - could see some swell from her over the weekend. Greg just became a TS today - tracking off the Mexican Pacific Coast. Forecast to move out and wnw under Baja later in the week. Not quite in our swell window just yet - but he may move into it by the weekend. Definitely keep an eye on these two storms - most forecasters dont pay much attention to swells from tropical storms/hurricanes in the East Pac - but they do get in here (as Eugene did a week or so back). They can have some good punch given their closer distance to our coastline. More by Friday - keep an eye on the winds - might be light the next two mornings - with coastal fog. Waiting for the North Pac to really wake up and give us a shot of something decent. cya in the water.
at 2:13 PM