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Surf Forecast - North California

5 Day Surf Forecast

Forecast Updated:
 
Thursday, January 19, 2017 5:15 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
1/20
Up more S 30 early Raw local swell building to 15.5 ft @ 15 secs later 23.0 ft 270 degrees
Saturday
1/21
Up, Up, UP NW 20 early Local swell #9 to 20.8 ft @ 17-18 secs early 35.0 ft 292 degrees
Sunday
1/22
Down some W 5+ early Raw local swell fading from 11.6 ft @ 15 secs early 17.0 ft 289 degrees
Monday
1/23
Up some W 10+ early New local swell building to 14.3 ft @ 15 secs later 21.0 ft 278 degrees
Tuesday
1/24
Down some NE 10 later Raw local swell fading from 14.9 ft @ 14-15 secs early 21.5 ft 285 degrees
Extended
Outlook
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A gale developed off Japan Sat-Tues (1/17) migrating over the dateline with seas 36 ft aimed east then continued into the Gulf into Wed-Thurs (1/19) with seas fading from 33 ft aimed east. Swell building on Fri (1/20). A strong storm is forecast off North California Thurs-Sat (1/21) with up to 42 ft seas aimed east. Large raw swell to result. And another storm is forecast developing off Japan racing east into the Gulf Sat-Wed (1/24) with seas in the 40-44 ft range peaking over the dateline. And yet another is forecast behind that on the same path Tues-Fri (1/26) with seas generally 26 ft aimed east. An active swell production pattern is developing.

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