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Springtime swell continues through the weekend and next week. S.Hemi looks hungry

Springtime swell continues through the weekend and next week.  S.Hemi looks hungry

Short Range Surf Forecast Overview We’re very much in the middle of spring right now, and even if you weren’t experiencing it first hand you could tell by looking at the swell charts.  A series of WNW-NW (290-320) swells and additional windswell continue to overlap maintaining varying degrees of short-medium period energy in the water [...]

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more WNW-NW picks up midweek, but winds are supposed to be onshore

more WNW-NW picks up midweek, but winds are supposed to be onshore

Short Range Surf Forecast Overview Kind of a mellow start to the week, but its going to pick up as the blend of WNW-NW (280-320) gets an extra shot of adrenaline midweek.  The extra energy should mean more consistency in the moderate to plus sized range through the second half of the workweek before backing [...]

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Long-period WNW peaks Friday and sticks around through the weekend

Long-period WNW peaks Friday and sticks around through the weekend

Short Range Surf Forecast Overview As the blend of short/medium period WNW-NW (300-320) continues to fade through the end of the week, new long-period WNW (280-300) takes over.  This late season swell is expected to produce large surf through the start of the weekend, with plenty of fun energy lingering into early next week.  In [...]

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Conditions improve for the second half of the week as a long-period WNW shows up

Conditions improve for the second half of the week as a long-period WNW shows up

Short Range Surf Forecast Overview The weak starts off with moderate to plus sized surf along the exposed coast.  NW windswell picks up Tuesday behind a cold front, and adds to the WNW-NW (290-315) swell mix.  There’s also some small but playful southern hemi in the water right now too, that will ease over the [...]

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Gradually building blend of swell through the middle of next week starts Friday night

Gradually building blend of swell through the middle of next week starts Friday night

Short Range Surf Forecast Overview The blend of WNW-NW (280-310) and S-SSW (180-210) leftovers continue to ease through the end of the work week bringing smaller surf on Friday… which inevitably will be the smallest day we’ve seen in a pretty long time.  The good news is that new swells from both hemispheres are expected [...]

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Stormy weather to start off the forecast should clear up later in the week as surf drops

Stormy weather to start off the forecast should clear up later in the week as surf drops

Short Range Surf Forecast Overview WNW-NW (280-310) swell is going to mix with stormy windswell Tuesday, before easing through the second half of the week as the weather clears up.  Friday afternoon a new long-period WNW arrives to bring back moderate sized surf again.  Over the weekend it is supposed to increase as more WNW-NW [...]

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WNW-NW swell mix continues, with some possible rain early next week

WNW-NW swell mix continues, with some possible rain early next week

Short Range Surf Forecast Overview The swell situation over the next week isn’t all that crazy, and pretty easy to report on.  The continuation of weaker springtime storms working their way across the North Pacific and through the Gulf of Alaska will bring another round of WNW-NW (280-310) swell to the region over the weekend, [...]

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Swell mix holds with breezy NW winds through Wednesday

Swell mix holds with breezy NW winds through Wednesday

Short Range Surf Forecast Overview The mix of WNW-NW (280-310) swell and long-period S-SSW (180-205) are going to continue through the first half of the week.  Wave heights have been running head high to well overhead at standouts, with more average spots seeing chest to overhead+ waves.  Not too bad, but the onshore winds are [...]

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S.Hemi arrives comboing the mix of spring swell in the water through the weekend

S.Hemi arrives comboing the mix of spring swell in the water through the weekend

Short Range Surf Forecast Overview The blend of WNW (280-300) swell that’s been keeping fun moderate sized surf in the water this week, isn’t expected to go anywhere through at least the first half of the weekend.  In addition though we’re going to be getting a nice pulse of long-period S-SSW (180-205) swell from the [...]

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Med-period swell eases through second half of the week as Pam swell arrives

Med-period swell eases through second half of the week as Pam swell arrives

Short Range Surf Forecast Overview The week starts off with some more moderate to plus sized WNW (280-300) medium period swell that should start to ease Wednesday.  Thursday and Friday though are looking better as new combo swell builds, and it should be pretty decent conditions ahead of the weekend.  Read more for details. To [...]

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