Thursday, August 27, 2015
CA Buoy coming back online in October
The CA Buoy (46059) is set for deployment in October - this is great news and timing for the coming season. This buoy has been out of service since 2012. It's a vital buoy as it's in a great location to give us a sense timing, size of incoming swell trains. The buoy is roughly 357 nautical miles to the northwest of SF. No update yet on the Papa Buoy, which has also been offline for a while now and sits beyond the CA buoy at a greater distance, but equally vital to tracking swell. Incoming swell trains for the weekend from Atsani look a touch smaller than models projected, but there will still be plenty to ride. Very early season low pressure system churning in the Gulf is set to bring a chance of rain to far northern CA and may increase southerly winds from late Friday on - but strongest winds will probably be north of Pt Reyes. Cya in the water.
at 7:33 AM