Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Storm track stays active as we head towards March....

Deepwater around 6-8 ft this morning at 14 seconds from 295.  Look for solid surf to continue for the next five days, dropping a tad Friday (but still overhead) and jumping back up Saturday/Sunday.  Worth checking the winds for morning sessions, but as we're moving towards March, unlikely you will find cleaner PM conditions unless you hit a break protected from the winds.  Very small chance of rain Saturday late, as a weak system brushes to our north.  A better chance of precip by next Wednesday as a stronger system comes ashore.  NW winds will be the rule between systems at this point.  Plenty of swell, check the winds, know your spots and you'll find a place to ride.  cya in the water.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Large NW swell incoming, Spring lurks......

Large swell train forecast to impact the region late Saturday night through Sunday - with deepwater swell forecast 15-19 ft with long periods & steep angle 300-330 (biggest north).  Northwest winds appear to be setting up as the calendar moves closer to March, however worth checking each morning as the winds nearshore could remain on the light side.  Water temps are dropping with the winds, 49 and falling.  Spring time high pressure ruling the Pacific diverting the storm track up into BC and down into the Great Basin.  NO rain forecast through early March and my guess is we will see very little rain for the remainder of the winter as this highly unusual blocking winter high will only get stronger when we get into March and April.  Storms are still active in the North Pac - just tracking very high latitude, so we're seeing much steeper angle swells - which is very typical as the seasons change.   Plenty of surf on tap the next five days.  If you know where to look you'll find something to ride.  Cya in the water.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Week Ahead - NW winds and good size swell

Cold low pressure system is through our area and impacting So Cal tonight.  Behind the front, strong nw winds are blowing over the outer waters.  Look for unsettled weather all week (not a ton of rain) just a lot of nw wind and good size surf right through next sunday.  Deepwater swell heights will hover between 6-12ft the entire week as multiple swell events overlap.  Just need to find protection from the nw wind machine and you'll score.  Cya in water.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Weekend Forecast

One more nice morning in store before winds turn onshore and winter returns next week.  WNW swell winding down and another new swell will start to fill in late day Saturday.  Swell is 5-6ft at 14 from 290 + at the moment.  Look for larger surf Saturday late into Sunday.  Sets a few feet overhead to double overhead (at top north facing spots) by Sunday.  Winds will be east Saturday AM - probably start to turn west Saturday PM.  Sunday for sure looks like west/northwest winds.  Rain comes back late Monday night through Tuesday.  Looks like we might have more weather late next week.  We need the rain and snow at this point - painfully dry since January 1.  Cya in the water.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Week Ahead

High pressure is set up for the extended period.  However, storm activity continues out in the north and west Pacific, so we'll have swell the entire week with lighter winds forecast, especially for AM sessions.  Expect offshore winds for the mornings and some onshore flow for afternoons.  Right now next "chance" of any rain is out beyond Feb 22.  Just how dry has it been since we started 2013?  Most cities in Nor Cal have reported less than one inch of rain through Feb 10th - breaking the record books in most cases for the driest period ever.   Cya in the water.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Weekend Forecast...Early Spring?

Solid long period swell will fill in Saturday PM - expect surf heights back in the 8-12 ft range from 285 to 300.  Buoys are 9ft at 14 from 310 this morning.  North winds are going to be blowing behind the passing front that brought us meager amounts of rain yesterday and this morning.  High pressure will once again regain control and stay that way for the next 7-10 days, if not longer.  Storm systems are moving higher in the Gulf of Alaska, hence swells are coming in from a steeper angle.  This is indicative of a transition to more of a spring pattern.  Let's hope winter will still have something to say about that.  North to northwest winds look like the rule, plenty of swell, but you'll need to find some protection to ride.  Water temps hovering around 50, will likely drop below that over the next two days as winds blow on the outer waters.  Especially from the Bay Area north.  Cya in the water.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Week Ahead

WNW swell winding down today, but still solid at 8ft 13 seconds.  Winds are light northwest.  Look for moderate NW winds most of the week with larger northwest swell pushing in here from Wednesday to Friday.  Heights will go back up in the 8-12ft deepwater range then.  Light rain, cooler temps Thursday into Friday - then high pressure re builds for the weekend and beyond.  Plenty of surf, find protection from the winds this week.  Cya in the water.