Thursday, June 27, 2013

Decent conditions mix of swells

Winds at this hour are much lighter than forecast - last night was actually pretty epic - front passed, gradients dropped to nothing and the WNW swell pulsed nice at north facing breaks.  This AM, WNW is fading a tad - 5.8 ft at 12 seconds - as a new pulse of SW swell begins to show - 2.8ft at 17.  The forecast still calls for winds to start to increase from the northwest today - as high pressure builds from the East which should trigger the winds to jump given the big difference in pressure (land to sea).  WNW swell will hang around as will the SW swell for the remainder of the week.  SW swell to be the main feature this coming weekend.  It's going to get very hot inland as high pressure peaks early next week.  If the high pressure moves far enough to the coast, we might see light winds (especially mornings) - otherwise, it's forecast to remain foggy near the beach with onshore winds - while just a few miles inland it could be extremely hot.  One of those heat events you need to keep an eye on the winds and if you get a window - hit it.  Cya in the water.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Offseason WNW Swell

An unusually strong Pacific weather system will be affecting both our weather and waves for the next week.  Rain in the forecast at times through at least Tuesday.  The system will kick up a longer period WNW swell with well overhead waves forecast at top winter spots for Wed/Thurs - smaller surf Friday into the weekend from the same event. but still something to ride.  Winds will continue to be the issue - south to southwest winds from the storm the next 24-36 hours, then changing back to northwest flow.  So finding something clean to ride will require some hunting.  Cya in the water.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Updated Forecast

NW Winds, no swell to speak of, welcome to the dark days of summer in Nor Cal.  I'm off this week - so there wont be any reports.  Don't worry, you're not missing anything.  Good week to get stuff done.  cya in the water.  September is one day closer everyday.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

South Swell Madness

We are a crazy lot us surfers - hit link:

Wedge - So Cal

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Week ahead....

Hope you found some waves during our recent southwest swell.  Was a tricky few days with the winds not ideal, but there were some memorable waves up and down the coast.  We're back to reality again this week - nw wind and nw windswell.  The windswell will continue to grow through mid week and then fade into the weekend.  Background southwest swell remains in the water, but quite small.  A longboard, patience and you might find something to ride at a spot protected from the winds.  September is only 2 1/2 months away or so.  Cya in the water.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Southwest swell beginning to show

Seeing some 3-4ft at 22-23 second energy at Monterey Buoy and SF Bar.  Swell just starting to show and will fill in today.  Should be some decent size by sunset.  Look for surf through the weekend and typical June weather - warm inland, fog at the coast.  Winds look to remain out of the west through the period, but might be better the further north you go.  The good news for this swell is the wind offshore has been lighter so we wont see as much swell degradation as it moves into our coastal waters.  Cya in the water.  **note - the 2013 tide link is acting wonky this morning so use the NOAA link i've added until they correct the situation.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

South Swell mid to late next week

Large storm complex down under has whipped up a decent south swell which should start to show around our shores Wednesday with long period forerunners (25 sec) in the afternoon.  Swell will fill in and trend up on Thursday with deepwater forecast in the 3-4ft range at 20-22 seconds.  Swell holds Friday as period drops into the 18-19 second range - and residual swell still showing Saturday as period drops to 17 seconds.  This swell will probably be on par with the last south a couple weeks back, perhaps a tad bigger.  Much will depend on the northwest winds at the time and if it's shredding all the way down the coast to Pt Conception - expect this swell to come in smaller.  Souths that get a lot of hype rarely live up to it around our part of the world.  There are certain spots that will harness the energy, but even those spots can be very fickle depending on the direction of the swell, tide and wind.  If you've surfed up here a long time, you already know this.  Points further south always fair much better.  Should be impressive when it hits Mexico and So Cal - we will see what we get.  Cya in the water.