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Surf Forecast - North California

5 Day Surf Forecast

Forecast Updated:
 
Tuesday, April 23, 2024 2:18 PM

Surf Scale: 3 ft = waist high, 4 ft = chest high, 5 ft = head high, 10 ft =double overhead
Swell Direction is direction swell is coming from. 90=East, 180=South, 270=West, 360-0 = North

North California Surf Forecast
(Centered on San Francisco)
Day Trend Wind
(kts)
Details
(Swell Number, Swell Size & Period, Arrival Time and Profile)
Waves
(Set wave max face height)
Swell Direction
Wednesday
4/24

Up slightly

S 5+ early Background southern hemi swell building to 2.0 ft @ 16 secs late
2.5-3.0 ft 187 degrees
Thursday
4/25

Holding

NW 10+ early Northwest windswell 4.0 ft @ 6 secs early
Background southern hemi swell 2.0 ft @ 14-15 secs
2.0 ft
2.5-3.0 ft
310 degrees
185 degrees
Friday
4/26

Up slightly

NW 10+ early Background southern hemi swell fading from 1.7 ft @ 13-14 secs
Weak New Zealand swell building to 1.3 ft @ 17-18 secs later
2.0 ft
2.0-2.5 ft
185 degrees
218 degrees
Saturday
4/27

Holding

NW 15+ early Local northwest windswell 7.0 ft @ 8 secs early
New Zealand swell 1.4 ft @ 16-17 secs
5.0 ft
2.0-2.5 ft
310 degrees
218 degrees
Sunday
4/28

Down some

NW 10+ early Background southern hemi swell fading from 1.6 ft @ 13-14 secs
Weak New Zealand swell fading from 1.5 ft @ 15 secs
2.0 ft
2.0-2.5 ft
185 degrees
218 degrees
Extended
Outlook
Up some ---

Background southerly swell is forecast from an unknown source on Wed (4/24). And another gale developed southeast of New Zealand Fri-Sat (4/20) with up to 37 ft seas aimed east. Swell arrival on Fri (4/26). And another formed under New Zealand lifting northeast Sun-Mon (4/22) with 27 ft seas likely offering nothing. And now a new gale is forecast over the South Central Pacific Sun-Tues (4/30) with 36 ft seas aimed northeast. Something to monitor.

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