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Postcard from Cali and a few thoughts about Sydney surf outlook too

Posted by: on June 25th, 2015

Hello Friends,

Through a fog of jet lag, your correspondent can report that surf conditions between LA and Ventura were not wildly dissimilar to what your’re seeing in Sydney today. Although there were healthy crowds at places like Malibu and California Street in Ventura, wave faces were in the knee to waist (at best) range. There’s a nice line though, which meant that if you didn’t mind rail-bumping business at Malibu, you could definitely get the odd slide.

Today’s postcards come from the lookout near Rincon’s top carpark. Although the point is pretty much an autumn-winter spot, there can be some interesting peaks up the beach to the north in the right conditions. When there’s a steeply angled south swell (say from a hurricane off Mexico), backside Rincon can come into play too.

north of Rincon

Up the beach from Rincon nice lines

rincon tiny

Messing around in little wind swell at the top of Rincon


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Outlook for Sydney is not too brilliant. The MHL buoy was detecting less than a metre of 11-sec SE swell as of 0700. Wind was light offshore but a southerly’s due through around midday and when that hits I’d expect things to really fall apart surfwise.

The swell prediction models are pointing to some hope of an improvement next week, but right now the tomorrow and the weekend are not looking too interesting.

That’s it from me for now, will try to file postcards etc as regularly during my stay here. Have yourself a great day!

Weather Situation
A front will bring south to southwesterly change to Sydney Waters this morning and to the north coast in the afternoon. Southerly winds are expected to turn east to southeasterly during Friday and Saturday as a high pressure system moves over southeastern Australia extending a ridge to the Tasman Sea.
Forecast for Thursday until midnight
Winds
Westerly below 10 knots tending southwesterly 15 to 20 knots in the morning then tending southerly 15 to 25 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres around midday.
1st Swell
South to southeasterly around 1 metre.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore during the morning and afternoon.
Friday 26 June
Winds
Southerly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds tending southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning.
1st Swell
South to southeasterly around 1 metre.
2nd Swell
Easterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.
Saturday 27 June
Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southerly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.

Silver and Gold (The Hook)

Posted by: on June 20th, 2011
Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver, and the other, gold.Girl Scout song

A regular surf buddy enhances a session in many ways. I get to surf lonely spots, or bigger spots, where I wouldn’t have the courage to paddle out alone. A buddy hoots you into waves, cheers your successes, commiserates your failures, and laughs at your wipeouts (but not in a mean way). It’s nice to have someone to talk to during lulls. And to give you a wake up call for dawn patrol (although I’m always the caller and not the callee), or to coax you into a sunset session when you’re feeling tired after work.

Today I got to surf with my best surf buddies, Dwayne and Luke. After I recovered (enough) from the back injury Linda Mar inflicted shortly after I moved to NorCal in 2006, I surfed with my co-worker Dwayne until he defected to SoCal a couple years ago. After a lonely solo period, I started surfing with Luke, my current buddy. In the last year or so I’ve collected a small surf posse, but no one else is as regular.

Dwayne with Magic

Dwayne was visiting NorCal this weekend and had time to meet up for a surf today in Santa Cruz. Luke joined us at the Hook, along with his friend Nikolara, who was surfing for only the third time. The waves were small, mostly waist- and occasionally chest-high, with the usual warm sunny weekend crowd scattered all over them. We found a spot east of the main peak that sometimes broke on its own, and got a bunch of fun little rides. I party-waved a couple with Dwayne, once in front and once behind, with him on my 8’0″ Magic and me on my 7’0″ Emm.

Afterward we collected our non-surfing significant others and sat in the sunshine for lunch at Paradise Beach Grille in Capitola. Good friends and good times!

Surfine: A fading mix of mainly short period NW windswell and some S groundswell set up waist-chest-shoulder high zone surf for best exposed breaks, while other areas were mainly under waist high. Buoy 46012: (Wave) SWELL: 8.9 ft at 9.1 s NW 48 / WIND WAVE: 6.6 ft at 6.2 s NW / WVHT: 10.8 ft / APD: 7.3 s / MWD: 312° (Met) WSPD: 17 kts / GST: 21 kts / WVHT: 10.8 ft / DPD: 9.0 s / WDIR: 320° / ATMP: 52.2° F / WTMP: 53.4° F. Tide: 1′ rising to over 2′.

Yawn Patrol (Linda Mar)

Posted by: on June 18th, 2011

Yesterday afternoon I had to drive down to westside Santa Cruz to pick up my 7’0″ after Ward Coffey fixed a few dings. I was hoping to get in a surf after, but only the main peak and occasionally the adjacent one were working at Steamer Lane; everywhere else was flat, and the sea was whitecapping around the corner. The Lane was oh so crowded, mostly with really good shortboarders, and while I find them entertaining to watch, I didn’t want to do so from the water while relegated to the shoulder with nary an unclaimed wave for me to surf. Nor did I want to fight rush hour traffic across town to the eastside, where similar crowds likely awaited.

Surfers and spectators at Steamer Lane yesterday
Free, snails included

Instead, this morning I left the house before 5 am, heading to Half Moon Bay in the dark. The tide was negative low and the forecast lackluster so I wasn’t expecting much, but when I arrived, the dimness of pre-sunrise revealed only tiny waves breaking on the sand at the Jetty. Oddly, someone had left a couple of surfboards in the parking lot with a “free” sign on them.

A south wind was kicking up, and it blew me north to Linda Mar with further lowered expectations. It looked meh from the parking lot, but I was getting wet regardless. Once in the water, I was pleasantly surprised. That’s the good thing about low expectations: hard to disappoint, easy to please.

I walked to Boat Docks at the far south end of the beach, past many closeouts that were bigger than I’d realized from the lot. I watched a longboarder try to paddle out through them; he got tumbled back to the beach and started walking south too. I found a little rip near the creek and made it to the outside with little difficulty. It was also surprisingly uncrowded for Linda Mar, with only two guys on my peak to start. Perhaps the early hour had something to do with that.

Low tide at Linda Mar

The wind was offshore and continuing to rise. I got in some good practice forcing my board down the wave face against the breeze, and wasn’t blown off the back too often. Lots of rides, mostly rights, with fun chest- to shoulder-high drops and shoulders that held up for a bit. Woo-hoo! It’d been far too long since a wave made me hoot.

Linda Mar is frequented by beginners, so it’s not unusual to see surfers sitting too far outside. They haven’t learned where to line up to catch the waves, or they drift around without noticing. But the guys on my peak seemed to know what they were doing, and I as paddled back out after a ride, I was a bit puzzled to see they’d moved well outside of my lined-up point, triangulated on a red beach house and a hill house with red trim. They’d seen on the horizon what I couldn’t from my prone position: incoming bombs. Both surfers caught the first wave, which was slightly over their heads, riding in opposite directions. I turtled-rolled the roiling whitewater of that wave and of the second big one that followed, before the surf returned to fun-sized once again.

Sunshine, blue water, and fun waves. Sweet sweet stoke! All this before 7 o’clock in the morning.

Surfline: 3-4 ft, occ. 5 ft. Fair conditions. Clean, sectiony, walled up lines with a few short, pick and choose corners. More tide helps. Mainly short period NW windswell is in the water today with chest-head high surf at exposures while some modest size. South groundswell provides 3-4’+ sets at the better southerly exposed spots. Buoy 46012: (Wave) SWELL: 9.5 ft at 10.0 s NW 47 / WIND WAVE: 4.9 ft at 6.7 s NW / WVHT: 10.8 ft / APD: 7.4 s / MWD: 320° (Met) WSPD: 17 kts / GST: 23 kts / WVHT: 9.8 ft / DPD: 9.0 s / WDIR: 320° / ATMP: 51.8° F / WTMP: 54.0° F. Tide: Bottoming out at -1.3′.

Morning with Magic (HMB Jetty)

Posted by: on June 13th, 2011

Yesterday I dropped off my 7’0″ Emm with shaper Ward Coffey to have a few minor dings repaired. This morning I brought my longboard and low expectations to the coast, and found some clean fun little waves at the Jetty. The lulls were long and it took me several waves to shift gears from last session’s 5’8″ Rocky to the 8’0″ Magic (I didn’t find any pearls, but I sure was looking for a little while).

I had to cut this video short to get out of the rider’s way, but he didn’t show me much consideration. Twice he paddled over quickly to where I was sitting in perfect position for a wave, then took it for himself. By the third time I’d had enough and caught the wave, my wave, forcing the snake to back off. Rude, dude, plenty of waves for everyone, no need to steal!

After I got the hang of the longboard again (I do envy surfers who can easily switch between boards), I had several nice shoulder rides and some fun drops on closeouts. But I miss Emm. Fortunately Ward says he’ll have her good as new in a few days, in time for a Sunday surf in Santa Cruz with my bestest old surf buddy visiting from SoCal.

Surfline: Much lighter wind today (especially up around the Bay Area), with a small mix of NW windswell and SSW (195-205+) Southern Hemi swell. Most breaks were in the waist high and below range, while top SSW and windswell spots were a little better. Buoy 46012: (Wave) SWELL: 2.3 ft at 14.8 s SSW 46 / WIND WAVE: 3.3 ft at 5.6 s WNW / WVHT: 4.3 ft / APD: 4.7 s / MWD: 289° (Met) WSPD: 12 kts / GST: 16 kts / WVHT: 4.3 ft / DPD: 6.0 s / WDIR: 310° / ATMP: 52.5° F / WTMP: 53.2° F. Tide: 3′ rising to almost 4′.

Rolling with Rocky (HMB Jetty)

Posted by: on June 10th, 2011

Last night when I slid my 7’0″ Emm into the boardbag, I noticed a small ding near the tail rail. I’m guessing it involved an unfortunate encounter with a barely submerged rock when I got knocked down in the shallows at Cowells last week, although I’m surprised I didn’t notice it sooner. There’s a sharp shallow dent with delamination that strangely extends under the tail guard. I was going to tape the ding and surf anyway, but thought better of that. The board is dry now, and best to get it fixed right way. So instead I loaded my 5’8″ Surtech Xanadu Rocky into the car for dawn patrol. I’ve been riding Emm since late fall and was curious to see how the session would go on the shorter board.

I talked with Vanessa in the parking lot before she dashed across the road for a quick surf ahead of her trip to Sayulita later today (lucky!). Deepak and I were next into the water, and took a spot near the main peak while Vanessa surfed farther down the beach. The sweet solitude lasted a mere ten minutes before shortboarders clotted up the main peak, pushing me to the next one. While I didn’t have trouble catching waves, it took me a while to get my feet planted anywhere close to where they needed to be on the little board when I popped up. Too far forward, sinking the nose. Then overcorrecting, many times, too far back and close together. Those rides were consequentially brief. Every once in a while a head-high set would roll through, giving the shortboarders nice rides, and I tested out my remarkably rusty duck-diving skills (that is, lack thereof). As the first wall of rumbling whitewater approached, I thought, OK, what do I do again? Push the nose down and also–. The wave answered: Too slow! You are going for a TUMMMM-BLE! After dozen more of those, I found some of the rhythm again and my duck-dives became at least partly effectual. Not so much my popups, although I count it as an accomplishment that I stuck the landing and made the drop on one chest-high wave (which sadly closed out at the bottom and chucked me off).

Rocky &; me, a few years ago

Emm was shaped to be a transition board between my 8’0″ Magic and the 5’8″ Rocky, although I wasn’t sure if Rocky would be a good fit for me even if my skills improved. Now I know it’s not, and I’m starting a list of what I don’t like for my shaper. The board felt too light, like it was hollow or made of styrofoam. I know it actually is lighter of course because it’s more than a foot shorter than Emm, but it felt like it didn’t have enough density and was getting tossed around like a pool float. The board also seemed too wide when I was sitting on it, but based on a straight comparison of Rocky’s numbers (11.75″ x 19.5″ x 14.875″ x 2″) to Emm’s, I’m not really sure how that could be, unless perhaps it holds its wide width father back.

Regardless, Rocky’s years with me are almost up. My next birthday present to myself will be the same as the last: a custom board shaped by Ward Coffey. Something smaller and more maneuverable than Emm, and also duck-diveable. I will be a decent shortboarder one day.

Surfline: 3-5′. Inconsistent SW (205-220) groundswell holds as short to mid-period NW (295-310) swell-mix mixes in. Most better exposures have waist-chest-shoulder high waves, while standout spots are seeing better sets. Winds are light-moderate onshore out of the SW-WSW for some healthy surface bump and texture at most breaks. Buoy46012: (Wave) SWELL: 6.6 ft at 9.1 s NW 45 / WIND WAVE: 4.3 ft at 6.7 s NW / WVHT: 7.9 ft / APD: 6.8 s / MWD: 315° (Met) WSPD: 14 kts / GST: 16 kts / WVHT: 7.5 ft / DPD: 10.0 s / WDIR: 320° / ATMP: 53.4° F / WTMP: 54.1° F. Tide: 3.5′ falling to 2.5′.

Rolling with Rocky (HMB Jetty)

Posted by: on June 10th, 2011

Last night when I slid my 7’0″ Emm into the boardbag, I noticed a small ding near the tail rail. I’m guessing it involved an unfortunate encounter with a barely submerged rock when I got knocked down in the shallows at Cowells last week, although I’m surprised I didn’t notice it sooner. There’s a sharp shallow dent with delamination that strangely extends under the tail guard. I was going to tape the ding and surf anyway, but thought better of that. The board is dry now, and best to get it fixed right way. So instead I loaded my 5’8″ Surtech Xanadu Rocky into the car for dawn patrol. I’ve been riding Emm since late fall and was curious to see how the session would go on the shorter board.

I talked with Vanessa in the parking lot before she dashed across the road for a quick surf ahead of her trip to Sayulita later today (lucky!). Deepak and I were next into the water, and took a spot near the main peak while Vanessa surfed farther down the beach. The sweet solitude lasted a mere ten minutes before shortboarders clotted up the main peak, pushing me to the next one. While I didn’t have trouble catching waves, it took me a while to get my feet planted anywhere close to where they needed to be on the little board when I popped up. Too far forward, sinking the nose. Then overcorrecting, many times, too far back and close together. Those rides were consequentially brief. Every once in a while a head-high set would roll through, giving the shortboarders nice rides, and I tested out my remarkably rusty duck-diving skills (that is, lack thereof). As the first wall of rumbling whitewater approached, I thought, OK, what do I do again? Push the nose down and also–. The wave answered: Too slow! You are going for a TUMMMM-BLE! After dozen more of those, I found some of the rhythm again and my duck-dives became at least partly effectual. Not so much my popups, although I count it as an accomplishment that I stuck the landing and made the drop on one chest-high wave (which sadly closed out at the bottom and chucked me off).

Rocky &; me, a few years ago

Emm was shaped to be a transition board between my 8’0″ Magic and the 5’8″ Rocky, although I wasn’t sure if Rocky would be a good fit for me even if my skills improved. Now I know it’s not, and I’m starting a list of what I don’t like for my shaper. The board felt too light, like it was hollow or made of styrofoam. I know it actually is lighter of course because it’s more than a foot shorter than Emm, but it felt like it didn’t have enough density and was getting tossed around like a pool float. The board also seemed too wide when I was sitting on it, but based on a straight comparison of Rocky’s numbers (11.75″ x 19.5″ x 14.875″ x 2″) to Emm’s, I’m not really sure how that could be, unless perhaps it holds its wide width father back.

Regardless, Rocky’s years with me are almost up. My next birthday present to myself will be the same as the last: a custom board shaped by Ward Coffey. Something smaller and more maneuverable than Emm, and also duck-diveable. I will be a decent shortboarder one day.

Surfline: 3-5′. Inconsistent SW (205-220) groundswell holds as short to mid-period NW (295-310) swell-mix mixes in. Most better exposures have waist-chest-shoulder high waves, while standout spots are seeing better sets. Winds are light-moderate onshore out of the SW-WSW for some healthy surface bump and texture at most breaks. Buoy46012: (Wave) SWELL: 6.6 ft at 9.1 s NW 45 / WIND WAVE: 4.3 ft at 6.7 s NW / WVHT: 7.9 ft / APD: 6.8 s / MWD: 315° (Met) WSPD: 14 kts / GST: 16 kts / WVHT: 7.5 ft / DPD: 10.0 s / WDIR: 320° / ATMP: 53.4° F / WTMP: 54.1° F. Tide: 3.5′ falling to 2.5′.

First In (HMB Jetty)

Posted by: on May 28th, 2011

Another weekday session was called for ahead of this weekend’s forecast strong winds. I was the first to paddle out this morning, just before 6 am, but was immediately joined by taciturn Dan. With a mix of swells in the water, the surf was confused, with sectiony waves doubling- and tripling-up, and the larger ones closing out. It took patience to locate a distinct solo wave with a shoulder. I found a few, briefly, with fun head-high drops and a bottom turn before the whitewater exploded. I had an equal number of wipeouts, including one which sent me flying fast head-first into the water, bending my neck painfully on impact. That’s going to be sore later. Blowing the drop on another wave, I thought I’d surfaced after a mighty tumble and opened my mouth for a gasp of air, only to find it filled with frothy water since I’d come up in foam instead. I’ve heard one of the reasons some big wave surfers have drowned is that the foam from giant waves can be feet thick, and they can’t get above it to breathe. Now I understand.

A few other surfers showed up, including friendly Vanessa, who I’d met there last time. From the inside, I almost got a video of her making a nice drop and bottom turn, but I tripped backward over a unseen rock in the shallows as I aimed the camera. D’oh! After a bunch of rides early on, I wasn’t having much luck for a while and started to paddle closer to the beach exit. Finally I found a chest-high right with a longer shoulder that took me most of the way in, and then caught the next whitewater on my belly to the beach.

Morning glass

Back at my car, an older guy parked next to me asked if I’d had fun out there, to which I answered an enthusiastic “yes!” Charlie, who turned out to be a sponger, said he and his buddies have been meeting in Half Moon Bay to ride waves every Friday for 20 years. What a neat idea.

Surfline: Mid period NW swell eases through the day as a new SW (200-225) groundswell builds in through the day. Surf for most breaks is in the chest-shoulder-head high+ range, with standout NW exposures running a few feet overhead. Winds are light/variable with fairly clean conditions on offer across the region this morning as the tide builds to a 3’+ high by 8:30am. Buoy 46012: (Wave) SWELL: 6.2 ft at 12.1 s WNW 42 / WIND WAVE: 1.0 ft at 4.0 s WSW / WVHT: 6.2 ft / APD: 8.3 s / MWD: 301° (Met) WSPD: 4 kts / GST: 6 kts / WVHT: 6.2 ft / DPD: 12.0 s / WDIR: 210° / ATMP: 53.4° F / WTMP: 52.9° F. Tide: 2.5′ rising to 3′.

Welcome Back! Have an Ice Cream Headache (HMB Jetty)

Posted by: on May 25th, 2011

After last week’s tropical surf morsels, I was itching to put on my wetsuit and plunge back into the chilly waters of NorCal. Although I was first in the lot at the Jetty shortly past dawn, a longboarder who came rubberized beat me into the water. Luke turned up when I was just about to head out, and we paddled into the 50-degree surf together.

There were lots of fun waves to be had, going up to head-high, although they were a bit jumbled and doubled-up. I let Luke take the longer rights while I rode the quick lefts, and got some nice drops and short but sweet rides. Turtle-rolling was an invitation to an ice-cream headache, and too soon I started to feel the creeping chill numbing my extremities. The crowd was growing on the main peak, and I paddled father from the jetty to have a wave all to myself. I rode one through a little reform in close to the beach, and though I had a bit more time, realized I was just too cold to go back for more. When next I surf, I may have to break out my 5/4 wetsuit for the first time this season – a cold spring indeed, thanks to strong winds pulling icy water from the depths.

There’s still no better way to start the day than with a cup of stoke, even if it’s icy cold!

Surfline: Mid-period WNW-NW swell-mix holds steady this morning as NW windswell backs down, and South-SSW (195-180) groundswell mixes in at top exposures. Most breaks offer up chest-shoulder-head high+ surf, with standouts offering a few head high to overhead+ sets. Winds are light onshore, but most areas are still pretty jumbled from yesterday’s winds. Buoy 46012: (Wave) SWELL: 7.2 ft at 13.8 s NW 41 / WIND WAVE: 4.3 ft at 6.7 s NW / WVHT: 8.5 ft / APD: 7.2 s / MWD: 317° (Met) WSPD: 14 kts / GST: 17 kts / WVHT: 8.5 ft / DPD: 14.0 s / WDIR: 300° / ATMP: 50.7° F / WTMP: 50.0° F. Tide: 3’+ dropping to 2.5′.

Beachbreak Fun (Pinetrees)

Posted by: on May 20th, 2011

Disillusioned with the south shore of Kauai, as crowded as Santa Cruz and not half as pretty, I decided to try the north coast since small swells were running toward both the top and the bottom of the island. Hanalei Bay, aka Bali Hai, is one of the most beautiful curves of coastline in the world. The swell was small, but at Pinetrees it was forming into some fun-sized waves, and there were plenty of the aforementioned pine trees to shade Scott as he read a novel on the beach while I surfed.

I’d stopped by Tamba Surf Company for a new leash on the way north, since the ankle strap on the one the 6’10” came with was dangerously frayed and close to breaking. The new leash was seriously kinked, wrapping around my leg, getting underfoot and snagging between my toes at inopportune times. Note to self: If I can’t bring my own board, at least bring my own leash. Nevertheless, I had a blast on the 2-4′ waves rolling through at Pinetrees.

There was a bit of a crowd, but enough kooks catching nothing and enough space to spread out that I got my fair share. Surfing in warm water was heaven, even if the break didn’t offer a floor show as there was no fish-filled reef below, just clear blue-green water over sand. I wore a 1 mil rashguard to protect against rib bruising, and it did the trick. The Tamba board proved a close cousin of Emm, and I dialed into it for many good rides, mostly lefts. Surfing nearshore in the shallows reminded me of days at the Jetty without the inherent chill. And as it’s Spring in NorCal, it was one of my better sessions in quite a while.

After a tasty lunch at the Mediterranean Gourmet, Scott and I returned to Pinetrees and went sponging, waiting for waves by standing almost in the surfing lineup. We got a lot of fun rides though I’d rather have been on my feet. I caught one sectiony wave with a surfer but I went left and she went right on a collision course, so I straightened out and ended the ride in the shallows simultaneously. I also had some success at body surfing, to my surprise. We returned to the condo waterlogged, saltwater-encrusted, sandy and content.

Kauai Ocean Explorer: North shore surf increased Wed & is currently in the 3-5′ range. East winds becoming stronger into this weekend, with associated choppy wind-swell at all East-exposed areas. Hanalei 1-3 ft. 5-10 kt. Surfline: SSE Southern Hemi swell set up waist-shoulder high surf and some better sets for the good south exposures. A new NW swell fill in with waist-shoulder high waves at top north exposed spots. Buoy 51201: (Wave) SWELL: 1.6 ft at 12.5 s NW 39 / WIND WAVE: 2.0 ft at 9.9 s NNW / WVHT: 2.6 ft / APD: 6.3 s / MWD: 319° (Met) WVHT: 2.6 ft / DPD: 13.0 s / WTMP: 78.6° F. Tide: 0′ rising slightly.

Short and Cold (HMB Jetty)

Posted by: on May 11th, 2011

The surf wasn’t half bad for a dawn desperation session following Sunday’s skunking, although I think I ended up doing more rolling than riding. I made a near head-high drop on one wave but tripped over the nose at the bottom. The ride down was fun but the crash-landing stung a bit. Luke joined me for about 20 minutes along with a curious seal and a pelican, then I surfed alone, getting more rides as I dialed in to the conditions, until another guy paddled out farther down the beach.

With the air only 45 degrees and the ocean maybe 50, I was driven from the water in an hour, shivering uncontrollably and with numb lower arms and legs. Maybe Mark Twain was talking about surfing NorCal when he said the coldest winter he ever spent was a summer in San Francisco. (I know, it’s still spring, but brrr!)

Surfline: Mostly easing NW windswell combines with some small SSW groundswell. Surf is in the waist-chest zone at good spots with standout windswell exposed breaks up to shoulder high+ early in the day. Winds are lightest early but with some surface lump and bump likely. Surf is on the mixed up/disorganized side overall. Buoy 46012: (Wave) SWELL: 6.6 ft at 10.0 s NW 37 / WIND WAVE: 5.9 ft at 7.1 s NW / WVHT: 8.9 ft / APD: 6.7 s / MWD: 318° (Met) WSPD: 16 kts / GST: 19 kts / WVHT: 8.9 ft / DPD: 10.0 s / WDIR: 310° / ATMP: 50.5° F / WTMP: 51.1° F. Tide: 3.5′ falling to 2.5′.

 

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