Monday, July 30, 2012

Week Ahead

Did you like this weekend?  Well if so then you'll like the coming week.  Modest windswell, background pulses of sw swell and onshore winds.  Best bet will be protected breaks from the wind.  You might get lucky very early in the mornings at the beach breaks. Many of you miss my multiple updates during the week - those will start Sept 1 when hopefully I have something to talk about surf wise.  Keeping an eye on the West Pac for early signs of life.  cya in the water.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Weekend Forecast

Weekend looks like this - nw windswell and new ssw swell.  Light onshore winds and fog each morning.  Need to find protected breaks for something clean to ride. The afternoon light is slowly changing, the buckeye's up in Marin are turning.  We'll be into August and see more light at the end of the tunnel.  Waiting on the NPac to wake up from it's summer sleep.  cya in the water.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Week Ahead

SW swell in the water for next couple days along with nw windswell.  Winds look light this am.  Could be some pulses at south facing breaks and it does appear winds will continue to be an issue on and off through the week.  Lightest winds in the mornings.  Getting close to August.  Things will start to change.  September not too far off now.  Hang in there.  cya in the water.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Emilia, Fabio - Weekend Forecast

Background SSE swell in the water from Hurricane Emilia over the weekend - deepwater 1-2 from 160 - probably not even noticeable under the more dominant windswell.  TS Fabio is moving on the same track, could send some swell up here early next week.  Otherwise - windswell the rule and west to southwest winds through the period.  Find protected spots and you might have something to ride.  Otherwise - dog days of summer in Nor Cal.  I'm off to Mexico next week - will not be updating this blog until 7-23.  cya in the water.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Tropical Storm Daniel & Weekend Forecast

TS Daniel is moving into open water well south of Baja and into our swell window.   He's a small storm, with 60kt winds gusting to 70kt.  The storm will intensify just a bit before moving into cooler waters in the next 24 hrs.  If we see swell from Daniel it will arrive mid to end of next week.  We also have a sw swell filling in - 2.3 at 20 from 230.  This swell was heavily shadowed by Tahiti on it's way north so expect long lulls.  We also have a small north gulf swell at 3.0 @11 sec from 310.  Winds still remain an issue at most breaks (except protected spots) - but lighter than they've been the past few days.  High pressure over the Central US is moving West and expected to bring much warmer temps to our region through the weekend and into next week.  However, cooler onshore air/wind may stay right along the immediate coast, so not sure it's going to be one of those events where we get some relief for some good surf days with no wind.  But worth watching.  Keep an eye on the winds and fog development and you might get lucky.  cya in the water.