Sunday, November 27, 2016


Large west/northwest swell in the water this morning - 12-14ft at 12-14 seconds.  Winds are already up from the northwest over the outer waters as our latest front has passed through.  Looks like more chances of light rain tonight and then again around Wednesday - however best chances of rain will north of Marin County.  Large swell will hold through all of entire next week - with some size changes through the period as one swell train enters and leaves our region.  It does look like high pressure will set up over the Eastern Pacific and keep us dry through late week.  This will also ramp up the north to northwest winds and decrease water temps.   Check the winds daily as near shore winds might be lighter for AM sessions.  Cya in the water.

Sunday, November 20, 2016


Large West swell hitting today - 12-15ft at 15 seconds from 290 +.  Winds are south and will switch to northwest later in the day as the current storm system exits the region.  For the week ahead - look for three more storm systems to come ashore - Tuesday, Thursday and next weekend.  Swell will stay fairly elevated from the West through the week - with a few spikes in size, Wednesday into Thursday.  Winds will turn south as each front comes ashore, northwest behind.  Plenty to ride - just need to keep an eye on the winds.   Happy Thanksgiving.  Cya in the water.

Monday, November 14, 2016


Big tides the next two days as the Moon is the closest it's been to Earth in the past 68 years.  Winds are light/offshore at the coast and light northwest at the buoys.  Swell is 6ft @13 from 295.  Rain tonight north, slight chance of rain down to SF Bay.  Swell will wind up tomorrow into Wednesday - back in the 10-13ft range (deepwater) with periods 15-17 seconds.  Surf will stay elevated into Thursday - drop some by Friday.  A stronger storm system will come in by the weekend along with strong south winds and rising storm swell.  Rain will be likely north to south into Saturday morning.  Plenty of swell to ride.  Cya in the water.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016


Get out an vote today.  Great few days past with large swell and fairly decent conditions.  Another large west swell is set to roll in here late today through tomorrow - deep water heights should climb back into the 14-15ft @17 seconds range.  Winds do look light for the rest of the week as high pressure builds over CA shunting the jet stream far to the north.  Slight fade in size Thursday (8-10ft deepwater) then the surf will climb back up again for the weekend as another swell rolls in (12-14ft deepwater).  Chance of rain far north late Friday into Saturday but otherwise high pressure looks to be the main player for a dry November after a very rainy October.  Cya in the water.

Friday, November 4, 2016


Solid West swell this morning - 12ft @14 from 290.  Winds are blowing offshore.  Pretty epic morning ahead.  One more nice day in store before a Pacific Weather system drops rain over the weekend - probably as far south as SF but likely no further.  Most of the rain will fall in the North Bay.  Swell will stay elevated through the weekend as a reinforcing shot of West swell enters are waters on Saturday keeping deepwater heights in the 12-15ft range.  Winds will turn southwest Saturday and then light northwest back on Sunday as high pressure regains control.  The upper atmosphere jet stream and winds remain locked in a very stagnant pattern with high pressure over the West/Texas and low pressure in the Gulf of Alaska.  We sit just on the far western edge of the high - not solid enough to keep storms out but just strong enough to knock them down some as they come ashore.  However, with low pressure anchored in the Gulf, don't look for swell trains to end anytime soon.  The N Pacific is pretty agitated from the past 2-3 weeks of storm circulations and that will continue.  Cya in the water.