Monday, December 23, 2013

Holiday Forecast

Pretty epic week of surf ahead to enjoy the holidays.  Offshore winds, back to back swells right through next Sunday.  Our current swell will wind down Tuesday, but still feature overhead waves at north facing breaks.  Further reduction on Wednesday, fun size - and then things go large again late Thursday  to Sunday.  Biggest days looks like next Friday/Saturday/Sunday - with 6-12ft of deepwater swell (285 to 305 deg) on tap.  The late week swell will feature some lulls like our present swell, however the storm that created this next event was closer and stronger than the previous storm, so you can expect a bit more activity and strong pulses of sets when they roll ashore.  Happy Holidays to everyone.  Cya in the water.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

She's Gonna Blow & More Swell On The Way

Calm to slight northwest winds this morning.  Two storm systems - one to the south and one to our north will influence the region over the next 48 hrs.  Additionally, a very strong low pressure system west of Hawaii is kicking up a long period powerful swell that will come in this weekend.  Winds will ramp up late tonight into Thursday - Gale Warnings posted along with High Wind Warnings in the North Bay.  Expect 25-45kt winds with gusts as high as 60kt over our outer waters.  No rain with either system, just crazy pressure gradients that will force winds from high in the atmosphere to mix down to the surface.  As for that weekend event - look for building swell Saturday, biggest late - 6-10ft deepwater (275 - 295), bigger Sunday - 8-12ft deepwater, fading some Monday 6-10ft deepwater - and then a steady fade into next week.  May see lighter winds all weekend - especially mornings.  NO rain in the forecast, in fact it looks like 2013 will end up as the driest year on record - dating back to the 1850s.  We are in a world of shit when it comes to water - so do your part now and start conserving.  No indication this high pressure ridge is going to leave us for the winter.  cya in the water.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013



Saturday, December 14, 2013

Weekend forecast, Solid Swell on Monday

Great conditions on tap with offshore winds the next few days.   Solid swell today and tomorrow - deepwater 5-8 ft - then much larger surf on Monday with deepwater 10-15ft.  Big wave spots will see surf in the 18-20ft range on Monday.  Cya in the water.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

New West Swell, Cold Temps

New West swell will fill in Monday and stick around through Tuesday.  Look for head to slightly overhead waves at the best facing breaks.  Offshore winds most of this week - maybe an afternoon sea breeze of sorts.  Fun size surf really through Friday.  Cya in the water.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Updated Forecast - Old Man Winter To Visit

Swell still 5.5ft at 12 from 270+ - winds coming up a bit and will really start to blow from the north and northwest tomorrow as a very cold system drops south out of British Columbia.  Could see freezing temps at the Coast by Thursday/Friday morning - and very cold temps in the 20s inland.  No rain to speak of - however models are hinting at that possibility for next weekend and beyond.  Swell wise this week - mix of north and northwest windswell will be the rule really - and winds are going to probably make a mess of it from Tuesday on.  Sheltered spots will probably be best, but also small given the short period nature of the swells on tap.  So, good week to get back to work.  Keep an eye on the winds and swell, know your spots and you might find something to ride.  ***Side note - NOAA released it's buoy recovery and repair list for 2014 and none of the CA Buoys that are out - are on the list to be repaired and redeployed.  Thanks NOAA.  Papa and CA will remain off the grid for the season.  Cya in the water.