Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Things to get more interesting

Inconsistent SW swell pulsing up tonight - 3.6 ft at 17 seconds.  Not bad when it shows.  But the lulls are long.  This swell should hang around for two more days.  Winds are still an issue, but lightest in the mornings.  Of more interest, some very minor storm activity starting to show in the North Pac.  Could see some small pulses of mid period north windswell the first few days in August (next week) if everything comes together as forecast.  I'll keep an eye on it - but it's encouraging.  Also - Tropical Storm Gil has formed 700 miles sw of Cabo - will move northwest over the next few days and if it stays on that course - we could see a shot of tropical swell up here around Aug 4-5th.  Cya in the water.  

Saturday, July 27, 2013


Dog, dog days.   Onshore winds, small surf.  Good weekend to find something else to do around these parts.  Fog remains at the coast, no swell of interest from any direction to speak of.  It's almost August.  A few subtle signs of change already in spots - but we have a few more weeks to go before I get too damn excited.  Hang in there.  Cya in the water.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Updated Forecast

Southwest swell most of the week along with increasing north windswell.  Plenty to ride, but winds will continue to be an issue with southwest flow at the surface.  Might find some windows here and there - stay on the wind links.  It's almost August - we're getting closer to Sept 1 - just hang in there.
cya in the water.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Updated Forecast - No reports July 14-21

Small south swell in the water - 2-2.5ft at 14-17 seconds.  We will see a bit bigger push into the weekend from the storm that slammed South America and Central America this past week.  Unfortunately, due to the extreme angle of approach (165-180) from the south - many spots wont pick up the energy.  Best bet is going to be So Cal, and closer breaks to our south.  There are spots up here that will harness that angle, if you know where to look.  Looking farther ahead - the end of next week a larger southwest swell will approach.  This swell has a better direction 200-225 - and should be a pretty decent event.  Northwest to onshore winds look the rule for the extended.  Lightest in the mornings.  I'm in Mexico next week chasing that upcoming swell - so there won't be any reports until July 22.  Cya in the water.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Updated Forecast

Happy 4th of July weekend.  Water temps tumbled six degrees overnight - from a comfortable 60 degrees down to 54 this afternoon as the north south gradient ramped up and gale force northwest winds are whipping across the outer waters.  Swell is 10ft at 10 sec from 325-330.  South swell is barely a trace.  The heat wave is over and we will return to more typical summer weather - fog and low clouds near the coast with seasonal temps inland.  Windswell the primary source of waves for the next several days.  Winds should begin to let up Saturday over the outer waters and around the Bay Area look for south to southwest winds both Saturday and Sunday morning.  You might find something to ride, just dont expect a miracle.  Cya in the water.