Monday, September 18, 2017
UPDATED FORECAST SEP 18/SOLID SWELL IN THE WATER
Buoys in the Gulf of Alaska reporting swell of 17-22ft at 14 seconds this morning depending on location. That's our swell in the water heading this way. Surf will be on the rise Tuesday far north and Bay Area overnight - then quite solid for Wednesday & Thursday when deep water heights will be in the 8-12ft/Wed, 6-10ft/Thurs range - from 305-320. Look for decent size to hang around through Friday. Early season storms hitting WA, OR and far Nor Cal, will actually bring a chance of rain as far south as Sonoma County tomorrow and then exit the region mid week - leaving us with northwest winds behind the fronts. Winds will be the issue the next few days, no real clean conditions but best bet will most likely be for the AM sessions. Winds might lighten up a bit towards the end of the week. With regards to buoys, the CA Buoy remains adrift but still reporting. The Papa Buoy is no longer reporting wave heights. Oregon Buoy, Mendo Buoy and Pt Arena Buoy best window to incoming swell trains. I've also added the Stormsurf/Gulf of Alaska Buoy link which gives you a good look at swell much further out. No idea when these broken or out of commission buoys will be retrieved and redeployed. With the Useless Idiot in the Whitehouse trying to cut NOAA programs as well as claiming climate change is a hoax, might be a while before we get operational buoys again......cya in the water.
at 8:14 AM