Monday, August 15, 2016


West Pacific Cyclone Omais turned extra tropical late last week and kicked up a couple pulses of very small west swells.  One has already come and gone over the weekend - you probably didn't even notice it with the wind swell in the water, but if you looked now and then at the buoys you would see some small 2ft @295 degrees in the water.  Another pulse is due to show today - again very small - 1-2ft deepwater - but a sign things are changing as we move towards September.  Always a good sign when systems turn extra tropical and come across the North Pacific.  Could see some lighter winds later this week with a mix of wind swell and a small southwest swell inbound.  September is almost here.  Cya in the water.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016


Mornings have a bit more chill in the air, local redwoods and native trees showing some early color.   August is a good month, slow transition towards fall.  Usually by mid to late August we will see some early swell signs of the season.  Right now, small south swell in the water this week - 2-3ft deepwater - and ongoing north windswell from 315+ as the pressure gradient north of Cape Mendo continues to churn winds over the outer waters.  Surf early, keep an eye on the winds.  Cya in the water.