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5-Day Surf and Weather Forecast



Friday

2-3+ ft

Saturday

3-4 ft

Sunday

2-3 ft

Monday

2-3 ft

Tuesday

0-1ft

Wednesday

0+ft

Thursday

1+ft
Friday
2-3+ft
Patchy Fog
59
Fri, August 22 - playful
knee to waist high with occasional shoulder high sets.
Summary:

Tropical S swell (180-190) continues to build on Friday, with consistent surf already showing in the morning and bigger waves hitting the good tropical S facing breaks by the afternoon. We will also have some S and SW swell (180-220) moving in from the Southern Hemi and NW windswell (290-300) from our local waters. Expect the biggest waves at beaches with great S exposure and even larger waves at spots that can focus medium-period tropical energy.

Swell/Tide/Wind Details
Weather: Low: 74 --

Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, mostly clear early, then becoming cloudy, with a low around 59. West southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

1
1mph from the SSE
01AM
2
2mph from the ESE
04AM
2
2mph from the ENE
07AM
2
2mph from the SSE
10AM
7
7mph from the SSW
01PM
7
7mph from the WSW
04PM
9
9mph from the WSW
07PM
3
3mph from the WSW
10PM
Tides: 03:04 am (0.07ft) 09:28 am (4.13ft) 02:31 pm (2.07ft) 08:37 pm (5.64ft)
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Saturday
3-4ft
Patchy Fog
74
Sat, August 23 - playful
waist to shoulder high with occasional shoulder high sets.
Summary:

Current forecasts have the tropical S-SSW swell (180-200) peaking on Saturday, as well as shifting slightly to the SSW in relation to Lowells movement track. Look for additional S-SW swells (180-220) to continue to gain some strength in the background while NW windswell (290-300) stays steady throughout the day.

Swell/Tide/Wind Details
Weather: Low: 58 High: 74

Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 74. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

1
1mph from the SSW
01AM
1
1mph from the SSW
04AM
1
1mph from the SE
07AM
2
2mph from the S
10AM
8
8mph from the SW
01PM
8
8mph from the WSW
04PM
6
6mph from the WSW
07PM
6
6mph from the WSW
10PM
Tides: 03:33 am (0.07ft) 09:53 am (4.27ft) 03:05 pm (1.87ft) 09:10 pm (5.64ft)
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Sunday
2-3ft
Patchy Fog
73
Sun, August 24 - playful
knee to chest high with occasional chest high sets.
Summary:

Look for the tropical S-SSW swell (180-200) to hold into Sunday, (thanks in part to Lowell going all hurricane on us). The tropical energy will be mixing with a blend of smaller but longer-period S-SW swells moving up from the South Pacific as well as some local NW windswell (290-300). Look for the biggest waves at spots with direct exposure to the S-SW swells and the excellent combo breaks.

Swell/Tide/Wind Details
Weather: Low: 57 High: 73

Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 73. Light south southwest wind becoming west southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

1
1mph from the WNW<br><b>(offshore)</b>
01AM
1
1mph from the WNW<br><b>(offshore)</b>
04AM
0
0mph from the NW<br><b>(offshore)</b>
07AM
0
0mph from the NW<br><b>(offshore)</b>
10AM
10
10mph from the WSW<br><b>(side-onshore)</b>
01PM
10
10mph from the WSW<br><b>(side-onshore)</b>
04PM
9
9mph from the WSW<br><b>(side-onshore)</b>
07PM
9
9mph from the WSW<br><b>(side-onshore)</b>
10PM
Tides: 03:59 am (0.13ft) 10:16 am (4.36ft) 03:37 pm (1.71ft) 09:41 pm (5.58ft)
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Monday
2-3ft
Patchy Fog
73
Mon, August 25 - rideable
knee to waist high with occasional waist high sets.
Summary:

Monday will see the swell from Hurricane Lowell back off while new energy from both the South Pacific as well as recurve of TS Karina help to keep wave heights from dropping off too fast. Expect the swell direction to be spread around the (180-220) range with most of the energy tracking in from the SSW (190-210). NW windswell (290-300) continues to hang way in the background.

Swell/Tide/Wind Details
Weather: Low: 60 High: 77

Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 73.

2
2mph from the WNW<br><b>(side-offshore)</b>
01AM
2
2mph from the WNW<br><b>(side-offshore)</b>
04AM
2
2mph from the WNW<br><b>(offshore)</b>
07AM
2
2mph from the WNW<br><b>(offshore)</b>
10AM
8
8mph from the WSW<br><b>(side-onshore)</b>
01PM
8
8mph from the WSW<br><b>(side-onshore)</b>
04PM
9
9mph from the WSW<br><b>(side-onshore)</b>
07PM
9
9mph from the WSW<br><b>(side-onshore)</b>
10PM
Tides: 04:24 am (0.23ft) 10:39 am (4.49ft) 04:10 pm (1.57ft) 10:13 pm (5.45ft)
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Tuesday
0-1ft
Patchy Fog
77
Tue, August 26 -
Summary:

Small West wind swell on the way out

Swell/Tide/Wind Details
Weather: Low: 60 High: 77

Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 77.

2
2mph from the N<br><b>(offshore)</b>
01AM
2
2mph from the N<br><b>(offshore)</b>
04AM
2
2mph from the N<br><b>(offshore)</b>
07AM
2
2mph from the N<br><b>(offshore)</b>
10AM
6
6mph from the SW<br><b>(onshore)</b>
01PM
6
6mph from the SW<br><b>(onshore)</b>
04PM
6
6mph from the SW<br><b>(onshore)</b>
07PM
6
6mph from the SW<br><b>(onshore)</b>
10PM
Tides: 04:48 am (0.39ft) 11:03 am (4.63ft) 04:44 pm (1.48ft) 10:45 pm (5.18ft)
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Wednesday

Extended Automated Forecast
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0+ft
Patchy Fog
79
Wed, August 27 -
Summary:

Flat/No Significant Swell.

Swell/Tide/Wind Details
Weather: Low: 61 High: 79

Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 79.

3
3mph from the ENE<br><b>(side-offshore)</b>
01AM
3
3mph from the ENE<br><b>(side-offshore)</b>
04AM
3
3mph from the ENE<br><b>(side-offshore)</b>
07AM
3
3mph from the ENE<br><b>(side-offshore)</b>
10AM
7
7mph from the SSW<br><b>(onshore)</b>
01PM
7
7mph from the SSW<br><b>(onshore)</b>
04PM
7
7mph from the SSW<br><b>(onshore)</b>
07PM
7
7mph from the SSW<br><b>(onshore)</b>
10PM
Tides: 05:12 am (0.62ft) 11:29 am (4.72ft) 05:21 pm (1.44ft) 11:19 pm (4.86ft)
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Thursday
1+ft
Patchy Fog
Thu, August 28 -
Summary:

Small Steep angle South long-period swell holding and West-Southwest windswell steady .

Swell/Tide/Wind Details
Weather: Low: 61 High: 80

Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 61.

1
1mph from the NE<br><b>(offshore)</b>
01AM
1
1mph from the NE<br><b>(offshore)</b>
04AM
1
1mph from the NNE<br><b>(offshore)</b>
07AM
1
1mph from the NNE<br><b>(offshore)</b>
10AM
8
8mph from the WSW<br><b>(side-onshore)</b>
01PM
8
8mph from the WSW<br><b>(side-onshore)</b>
04PM
8
8mph from the WSW<br><b>(side-onshore)</b>
07PM
8
8mph from the WSW<br><b>(side-onshore)</b>
10PM
Tides: 05:37 am (0.92ft) 11:56 am (4.76ft) 06:01 pm (1.44ft) 11:56 pm (4.46ft)
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