Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Powerful Swell for Thanksgiving

 Super clean conditions today with small waves.  That will change quickly tomorrow night as a strong west (265-295) swell fills in rapidly.  Thanksgiving will dawn with booming conditions - deepwater 8-10ft ++ with long periods.  Unlike most of the swell events so far this season - this has quite a bit of westerly angle - so breaks that favor big west/northwest swells will be rocking.  Winds look really good   for Thursday and Friday.  Might even see decent winds for Saturday.  By Sunday, nw winds may ramp up some.  Swell right through Sunday as we get a reinforcing shot of waves for Sat/Sun.  Plenty to ride, cya in the water.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Very small surf for the weekend….

Surf will be small to flat this weekend depending on your location.  N Pac swell machine has gone to sleep and all we really have is northerly windswell from 325 plus.  Really the story of our season so far - extreme angle smaller swells as the Eastern part of the North Pacific has been the most active.  So grab a log or go golf.  Things may improve early next week - but just by a touch.  Cya in the water.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Rain to return along with southerly winds….

Good size storm system organizing about 700 miles offshore this morning will bring badly needed rain to most of central and northern California over the next 3-4 days.  Heaviest amounts north of SF but looks like everyone will get in on the action starting late tonight in Sonoma County.  Swell wise, doesn't look to hot this week - going to be mostly windswell and smaller north swell right through next Saturday.  Might be some windows in between bands of rain and wind - but this might be a good week to get some work done.  After this week's rain event high pressure will build back in which will give us an extended period of dry weather thru Thanksgiving. Cya in the water.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Updated Forecast

Dense fog has returned to the region as high pressure clamps down overhead.  There are a few storm systems diving into the Great Basin over the next couple days and that will ramp up the north winds which should scour out the fog.  It will also create generally sloppy conditions with short period windswell forecast to pick up and last through Saturday morning.  Not sure how clean it's going to be anywhere - check the winds in the mornings.  Cya in the water.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

HIgh and dry

Meager storm tried to bring badly needed rain to the region overnight - but lost the battle.  HIgh pressure regains control and looks to stick around for the next two weeks.  We're currently enjoying the driest calendar year on record (going back to 1850).  Fun size surf will remain all week - and we should see periods of offshore winds/good morning conditions through the weekend and probably into next week as well.  Might see stronger winds in the afternoon hours - but mornings should be good.  Cya in the water and do what you can to conserve water.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Weekend Forecast

Fun size wnw swell tomorrow - waist to head high - with slightly overhead waves at best north facing breaks.  Wind should be pretty decent most of the day - then start to pick up tomorrow night.  New swell will build in late and plus on Sunday with deepwater in the 4-7ft range.  Keep an eye on winds Sunday, may turn south as an approaching cold front comes in late Sunday.  Chance of rain Monday night into Tuesday - then high pressure builds back in which should lead to nice conditions.  Cya in the water.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Updated Forecast

New long period northwest swell showing far northern buoys - 8-9 ft 20 seconds.  Swell will top out Tuesday and Wednesday with well overhead to double overhead waves likely at north facing breaks.  Looks like we'll have offshore/light ne winds the next two mornings for sure - with light afternoon winds.  Surf to fade just a bit Thursday and Friday - but still feature overhead surf at west/north facing breaks.  Global weather models hinting at a major pattern change next week with the storm door opening.  A bit too far out right now to give much weight to the forecast - but something to monitor.  Next two mornings should be good for those who like the big stuff.  Cya in the water.