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.
at 10:13 AM