Friday, August 19, 2011

Weekend Forecast - Update on tropical systems/North Pac awakes?

TS Fernanda is probably not sending any swell our way this weekend - she moved to far west and out of the swell window this week.  TS Greg, will probably send up a very small sw/w swell Sat/Sun - but only to very exposed breaks and very inconsistent.  Probably not noticeable under the sw groundswell in the water and north windswell.  There is a new storm dropping out of the Bering Sea, which will track into the Gulf of Alaska over the weekend.  This may set up a very small (maybe 3-5ft deep water) from 290 - showing late Monday, fading out next Friday.  It's the first system showing some potential as we move towards September.  Don't get all giddy about it just yet - but it's more than we've had from the North Pac since last Spring.  Fog, onshore winds continue to rule.  But winds are forecast to perhaps be a tad lighter the next couple mornings.  The weekend will feature cool temps at the coast for sure - and not much sunshine as low pressure will hang around keeping things gloomy.  It's mainly nw windswell and fading south/southwest swell for Sat/Sun.  You might find something to ride if you know where to look. cya in the water.

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