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Surf Forecast - North California

5 Day Surf Forecast

Forecast Updated:
 
Thursday, January 16, 2020 1:50 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
Friday
1/17

Down some

SE 1-5 early Gulf windswell fading from 6.5 ft @ 10-11 secs 7.0 ft 285 degrees
Saturday
1/18

Down more

E 5 early Mixed windswell fading from 3.9 ft @ 10 secs
3.5 ft 292 degrees
Sunday
1/19

Up some

NE 5+ early Possible Gulf swell 8.1 ft @ 14-15 secs
11.5 ft 292 degrees
Monday
1/20

Down some

SSE 10 early Mixed windswell fading from 5.4 ft @ 13 secs
7.0 ft 292 degrees
Tuesday
1/21

Up some

SW 15+ early Possible new raw Gulf swell building to 13 ft @ 15-16 secs 17.0 ft 284 degrees
Extended
Outlook
Up some --- No swell of interest is immediately forecast. Beyond a small gale is forecast forming in the Central Gulf on Fri (1/17) pushing east with 30 ft seas aimed east. Swell arrival on Sun (1/19). Another gale is to develop over the North Dateline region falling southeast Fri-Sun (1/19) producing 36 ft seas aimed east. Secondary fetch is to form from it Mon-Tues (1/21) pushing into North CA with up to 36 ft seas aimed east. Another gale is to form pushing over the dateline into the Gulf Sun-Wed (1/22) producing up to 35 ft seas aimed east. And yet another to form on the dateline Wed-Thurs (1/23) with up to 28 ft seas aimed east. The Active Phase of the MJO is building and having the desired effect.

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