.MARINE...AS OF 3:00 PM PDT SATURDAY...UPGRADED ADVISORY TO A HIGH SURF WARNING. BUOY 59 HAS REPORTED SEAS FROM 25 TO 33 FEET ALL DAY. NOT EXPECTING TOO MUCH DECAY AS THIS WAVE TRAIN HEADS TOWARDS THE COAST. HIGH SURF WARNING STARTS AT 5 PM AND OFFICIALLY GOES THROUGH 5 AM MONDAY. WE`LL ACTUALLY FALL OUT OF WARNING CRITERIA BY TOMORROW AFTERNOON AND THEN CONVERT TO ADVISORY...BUT THATS SEMANTICS. WENT AND LOOKED BACK AT HISTORICAL DATA AND FOR THE MOST PART THE LAST TIME WAVES WERE THIS BIG WAS THE JAN 4TH 2008 STORM AND OVER THE LAST DECADE THERE HAVE BEEN RELATIVELY FEW EVENTS WHERE 25 FOOT SETS PASSED OVER THE BUOYS.
Saturday, March 31, 2012
The Weather boys in Monterey are all excited about the imminent swell train. This is a very large swell event heading our way. Be careful out there Sunday. I'm up in Tahoe with a foot of fresh since Noon today:
at 6:16 PM
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Another storm is loading up offshore - will get to the North Bay Friday night and spread south through the day Saturday. Strong south winds and heavy rain. The storm will be a quick mover and out of here by Sunday morning. Large swell train will follow - deepwater heights Sunday may push 20ft. Finding some place clean to ride will continue to be the issue for the next few days. Southwest to south winds the rule until Sunday when winds will blow hard from the northwest behind the departing cold front. If you know your spots you might find some waves to ride. cya in the water.
at 1:58 PM
Monday, March 26, 2012
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Our late season run of storms will continue this weekend - rain should come ashore Saturday heavy at times in the north - lighter south. Showers will continue through Sunday. Winds will be an issue for sure - probably starting s/sw and turning nw at some point behind the front. Swell will be up - deepwater 6-10 ft on Saturday and 5-7 ft on Sunday - but finding a clean spot to ride will be the issue. Cya in the water.
at 10:53 AM
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Spring arrived last night around 1020pm. Amazingly, we have offshore winds this morning and a small northwest windswell at 5 ft 10-11 seconds from 295. Look for the swell to jump tomorrow as a new pulse of northwest fills in - deepwater heights projected to go 10-15 ft. We're under a "dirty ridge" as the forecast boys like to call it - weak high pressure today will give control back to low pressure starting late Wednesday as we get another shot of very light rain in here into Thursday. Rest of the week looks unsettled with the weekend trending stormy with rain, northwest winds. Winds look highly variable the rest of the week - right now might be the cleanest for the next several days. South wind, northwest wind - all going to depend on front arrival and passage as the jet stream aims several disturbances our way. Check the winds and know your spots and you'll find something to ride. cya in the water.
at 7:49 AM
Friday, March 16, 2012
Strong storm system moving ashore this morning - this will be the last in the series this week and it's the parent low moving in. Heavy rain at times through tonight, s winds and very large storm surf will develop late Saturday into Sunday with deep water heights pushing 20 ft 13-14 seconds. Winds are supposed to turn n to nw behind the front sometime on Saturday and then blow NW on Sunday. So, if you know where to look you might find something to ride. Cya in the water.
at 10:05 AM
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Winter will make a late season appearance starting Tuesday and perhaps lasting for the next 7-10 days with much need heavy rain, south wind and general storm surf. There are a few places that like big south winds events and driving rain, and if you know where those spots are, and are current with your Hep B and C shots - you'll score. For the rest of us - get some work done cause it ain't gonna be pretty for a while. Cya on the couch.
at 7:22 PM
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Not a bad morning out there - winds are light - small windswell - 4-5 at 11 seconds. Water is cold - 48 deg. Should be nice Friday morning as well with light winds. Weekend looks iffy with a storm system scheduled to drop in here Saturday. More on that later. Cya in the water.
at 9:37 AM
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Gale force winds blowing over the outer waters as a front passed through overnight. Expect very cold temps and wind today. Winds will stay out of the northwest most of the week, then may turn south next weekend as another storm system comes through. So good week to get some work done, walk the dog, take the girlfriend to see a movie you never really wanted to see. Build up points for when you need them. Long range models are hinting at a large pattern change with very wet weather around Mid March. So it might be slim pickings around here for the next 10 days or so. Like always probably be a few places with waves if you know where to look. cya in the water.
at 7:55 AM
Friday, March 2, 2012
Well thanks for the emails and such about not being able to hold out for regular reports until September. I feel your pain and i will try and help. So i'll continue to update (perhaps just not as regularly as in the heart of the winter season) - so we can all survive the spring and summer around here and find something to ride. That said, it's going to be really nice around here tomorrow with offshore winds, fairly warm temps for March and some left over wnw swell. Deepwater swell in the 4-6 ft range. Smaller on Sunday - but still decent winds forecast in the morning. Next week looks unsettled off and on with weak weather systems forecast to blow through to our north - so nw winds will probably be an issue. Cya in the water.
at 9:42 PM