Those offshore sunny days a distant memory now.....Winter has started in Nor Cal - we have a trough of low pressure directly overhead and moving through the area this morning. Heavy nw winds, steep swell and a big mess over the open waters. Look for nw winds most if not all week as a series of low pressure systems sweep through Nor Cal. Plenty of swell if you know where to find it during these weather patterns - but anything with exposure is going to be big and blown out. The pattern in the Pacific looks to stay active. No huge rain storms, just small events. Cya in the water.