Monday, August 27, 2012

Last Days of August

Small pulse of Gulf Swell is hitting this am - deepwater around 2ft at 10-12 sec from 325.  This will stick around until Wednesday.  This swell has come in a bit smaller than forecast, due to the trajectory of the Gulf Storm over the weekend.  Just didn't get much of a wind field aimed at the Nor Cal coast.  It's fairly clean this AM - just small.  We look for increasing NW winds during the week, which will kick up the windswell again.  Could see somewhat lighter winds for the upcoming holiday weekend.  Main story for the upcoming week is the track of a decent size south swell, in the water and headed our way.  Should see long period forerunners on Friday and this swell will last all weekend.  Other forecast sites have been hyping this swell for over a week now, i'm not ready to jump on the bandwagon just yet.  It does look decent for 3-4 ft deep water swell heights with very long periods.  How big it gets for us depends on how much northwest wind knocks the size out as it marches up our Coast.  NW winds are suppose to lighten up a bit on Friday, so that's a great sign.  I'll update more on this swell and wind as the week goes.  Otherwise, not tracking anything else significant at this point in the North Pacific.  There is another low pressure system moving inland to our northwest tomorrow, but it won't be strong enough to get into the Great Basin and reverse the wind flow.  Cya in the water.

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