Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Our long run of clean days over for now…..
Well, it had to happen, onshore winds have returned after what seems like a month of offshore and clean days. Don't get too depressed, because it looks like we could see warm temps and offshore winds return next week - but in the short term - swell inbound with northwest winds. Long period swell will start to build in later tonight (295 to 305) peaking over the weekend. Looking for deepwater heights in the 6-10ft range from Friday to Sunday. But winds will be an issue today, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, possibly cleaning up for light morning winds on Sunday. Best chance of rain will occur Saturday as the tail end of a weather system brushes Nor Cal. Beyond that, high pressure regains control and no rain is forecast through Jan 20th. We're almost halfway through our rainy season now and most of the State finds itself in a severe water deficit. Most areas 5-10% of normal. We all need to conserve water and anyone reading this blog should tell a friend or two they know. Most people aren't in tune with the weather like surfers and just think we're having a nice winter. Well the sun is shining and it's all wonderful, but come July we will all be lucky to get a one minute shower. Do your part and watch your water use. Until then, plenty of swell, keep an eye on the winds if you know the coast you'll find spots to ride even during northwest wind events. Cya in the water.
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