Sunday, April 28, 2013

Updated Forecast

NW windswell on the rise tonight as high pressure to our east and north has increased the wind flow over the outer waters.  Should see surf in the 3-5 ft range on Monday - with short periods - 8-9 seconds.     By Tuesday, windswell should crank up a bit more to 4-6ft deep water with periods 10-11 seconds.  Fading Wednesday and thru the end of the week.  A southwest swell will begin to fill in Wednesday and stick around thru the end of the week as well.  Nothing huge, probably deepwater in the 3 ft range. Warm temps the next week inland and there may be a few days where the warmth makes it all the way to the coast.  Winds are worth checking for the AM sessions.  I expect most afternoons will see increased northwest/onshore flow.  Cya in the water.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Week Ahead...

Small windswell and background south swell in the water this morning.  3-5 ft at 8-9 sec - and 1.5 ft at 14-17 sec.  Winds are light right now and will pick up later in the day from the northwest.  Forecast is calling for East winds Tuesday am, but i'm a bit suspect of that.  We'll see what happens.  Otherwise, southerly surge of fog and wind will get underway later in the week and put an end to this little heat wave.  The only upside is that it should bring water temps back up above the 50 degree mark late in the week.  Swell wise - windswell/small pulses of northwest Gulf swell through the period along with an increasing south/southwest swell from about Wednesday on.  Check the winds early, be flexible and you might find some surf.  Cya in the water.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Goodnight Orion

Orion setting in the western sky early.  We are moving into spring with windswell plentiful, but some south swell action here and there.  Small background souths up until the end of the month (steep angle too) - then we might see a decent run of south swell end of April into early May.  The N Pac has gone to sleep for the season.  Might see a few small pulses from the northwest between now and the end of April.  Winds have lightened up some, but we will still see nw wind flow through the period.  Might be a few mornings where the flow is light enough for a session - always good to check the winds and surf early this time of year.  Cya in the water.

Monday, April 15, 2013

All you need to really know is the water temp is 47 degrees

Northwest winds continue to shred the outer waters and the upwelling machine is in full effect.  Would not be surprised to see water temps fall to 46 in the next couple days.  Quite cold for around here.  Spring in Nor Cal. Front moved through last night and we have another wind event lining up for this afternoon and evening - followed by northwest winds the remainder of the week.  Windswell will be the rule, then mid week a small south swell will join in (probably 2-3 ft at 17-18 sec) - but I imagine it will be smaller than forecast in our region given the fact the swell will come up the coast pushing against nw winds the entire way.  So, protected spots the call and a warm wetsuit.  Cya in the water.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Updated Forecast - No Surf for You!

One look at local beach cams today tells it all - nw winds and victory at sea.  At the height of the wind event late Sunday into Monday - water temps tumbled 4 degrees in about five hours.  Winds will blow most of the day and probably start to let up overnight.  But the damage is done with large, choppy windswell in the water and minor southwest swell.  The rest of the week looks trashed - nw winds the entire time - best bet would be spots protected from the winds.  Spring has arrived in Nor Cal.  Cya in the water.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Larger WNW Groundswell for the Weekend

Another beneficial storm is moving out of the region tonight.  We will see an increase in surf from the wnw starting late tomorrow - as long period forerunners will come in - 3-5ft at 20 seconds - with good size sets probably by sunset.  Saturday and Sunday will feature 8-10 ft deepwater - good for double overhead sets at north facing breaks.  Ditto on Monday.  Problem is going to be the winds - forecast to be light onshore most of the time - not ideal - but probably best to check winds early to see if you can catch a window. High pressure is going to set up, however storm systems may brush the very far north bay during the weekend.  Plenty of surf on tap - just going to take some hunting.  Cya in the water.