Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Updated Forecast

Orion setting in the Western sky each night. Always depresses me.  However, we've had some clean conditions this week so far - just on the small side wave wise.  Look for NW to jump up on Friday - back into the 6-10 range.  Building s to sw swells over the weekend as well in the background.  Winds looks to pick up from the nw later in the week - that's the only fly in the ointment.  Just when the water was starting to warm up a tad as well.  If the winds go more north to ne - it might be good for certain spots - just keep an eye on it around Friday.  Cya in the water.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Weekend Forecast

Tricky forecast this weekend - very hot temps Saturday inland, not sure all that warm stuff will make it to the coast.  We've had very dense fog the past two mornings.  But wake up, check it out on the cams.  Swell wise - very typical spring mix of small wnw swell and some windswell - 3-5 ft range. Very tiny background south.  Sunday could still be warm inland at most spots - but a big surge of southerly fog and low clouds is forecast to come up during the late afternoon to put an end to our brief heat wave.  Winds could be light at least both Sat/Sun mornings.  Worth checking. cya in the water.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Updated Forecast - Week Ahead

Sad to hear over the weekend that four sailors died off the Farallones during the Full Crew Race .  The "Low Speed Chase" was based out of the Belvedere Yacht Club.  Accident happened on Saturday in 25kt winds and 15 foot waves.  Thoughts and prayers go out to all involved.

For the rest of us, Spring has finally arrived with low clouds, fog, onshore winds.  High pressure is starting to shove the winter jet stream into hibernation and we're forecast to get a nice warm up this coming weekend.  Swell wise - the N Pac is still active with a good shot of WNW swell due in today through Wednesday from 270-300,  Swell will peak Tues/Wed with deepwater swell in the 10-12ft range.  S Pac is staying relatively active with smaller pulses through Friday, but mainly lost in the more dominant NW energy.  Look for NW winds through the week.  Surf early and find protected spots from the NW wind.  Cya in the water.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

More Rain, Wind, Swell

Next system winding up offshore and will come ashore tonight with potential heavy rain.  Swell behind it - in the 6-10 ft range Friday - bigger Saturday.  NW winds too.  Surf will be out there if you know where to look. cya in the water.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Wind is on it

NW winds in full force today.  Fading west swell in the water and a very small south.  Protected spots are probably the only game in town.  Look for winds to hang around - probably lightest on Saturday morning.  Next chance of rain looks late Sunday (might have south winds on the rise Sunday as well).  Unsettled weather looks to stick around through next week as our late rainy season keeps going with low pressure parked in the gulf of alaska.  Good for sending swell however - just going to be hard to find a clean place to ride.  Check the winds, surf early. cya in the water.