Sunday, January 29, 2012

Week Ahead

Missed the weekend update - but we had really clean conditions both days with offshore flow.  Swell faded out today with small clean waves.  Look for back to back west/northwest swells through next week - with larger surf Wednesday and Thursday - pushing back in the double overhead plus range at north facing breaks.  Generally light morning winds can be expected as the storm track continues to stay to the north leaving 2/3 of the US high and dry.  Cya in the water.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Week Ahead

Last storm of the series moving through the region this morning.  Large, raw west swell still hitting at 12-15ft at 12-14 seconds from 290-300.  After this storm passes, high pressure builds in for the remainder of the week.  We should see light to ne winds each morning as back to back swells line up for mid week and the weekend.  Surf will stay well overhead most of the week and good north facing breaks - looks biggest Thursday with double overhead surf back in the picture.  So, check the winds each day.  Plenty of surf on tap.  Cya in the water.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Go Niners

Good weekend to watch football.  In between storms right now with the next one due to slam in tonight with heavy rain, strong s winds through Saturday morning.  Winds will turn west mid day Saturday before veering back to the south/southeast on Sunday as the next storm comes in.  Swell will be up through the period - getting quite large again late Saturday into Sunday (possible 15ft deepwater) - but very raw and shorter period stuff due to the close proximity of these storms.  Looks like we'll dry out again next week so might be some better days.  Could be some surf if you know where to look this weekend.  Forecast for Candlestick on Sunday:  Wet, damp, probably rain or rain showers.  Temps in the 50s.  C'mon boys, let's beat those Giants.  Cya in the water.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Pattern to change, storm door opens next week....

Today was probably the last really clean day for the next week.  NW swell winding down overnight - still decent in the AM at north facing breaks, but nw winds are already coming up at the buoys as high pressure will get pushed out tomorrow by the first of a series of low pressure systems due to hit the north/central CA coast through next week.  Rain comes back in the forecast around Wednesday, starting north and moving south all week - as storms come in and increase in strength as we move towards next weekend.  There will be swell in the water the next few days, just keep an eye on the winds as things will be far less predictable by the middle of next week.  Cya in the water.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Good Conditions Continue

WNW turning more NW swell peaked today - solid 8-10 ft deepwater at 14-17 seconds.  Look for the swell to wind down Wednesday - but still quite solid.  Much smaller Thursday, then an increase again Friday into Saturday with overhead (some double overhead) waves at north facing breaks.  Winds continue to look good - light to offshore through the period - but best in the mornings.  Models are hinting at a possible pattern change starting later next week with perhaps some rain finally moving into our region after almost a month and a half of no rain.  So get after it for the next 5-7 days.  Cya in the water.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Weekend - stays big and goes offshore

Photo:  Sean Shafer
OB yesterday afternoon, Coast Guard boys doing drills.  Macking West swell winds down Saturday, but still quite solid - double overhead plus at north facing breaks.  High pressure building overhead and inland - result will be light to offshore winds Saturday.  Further swell decay on Sunday, but still pretty decent, good winds.  Next swell should rapidly build late Sunday.  No rain, no snow, nothing through Mid January.  Just swell, offshore winds.  Perfect winter to be a surfer, that is until you need a drink of water next summer.....cya in the water.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Large West Swells To Impact Nor Cal

Back to back west swells through Friday.  First event due in later tonight and will peak during the day on Tuesday.  Look for double/triple overhead waves at north facing breaks.  Second and much bigger swell - due in Thursday - from 260-300 - look for triple overhead +++ at north facing breaks all day Thursday - still quite solid Friday, with size dropping a bit.  Winds look best Tuesday/Wednesday, especially mornings.  NW winds forecast to rise Thursday and Friday - so keep an eye on that.  No rain in the forecast through mid January.  Happy New Year.  Cya in the water.