California Heat Wave Hijinks – Surfline

  • Strong NW swell peaks Tuesday afternoon for Nor/CenCal
  • Smaller NW energy tops Wednesday for SoCal, weekend S swell mixes
  • Conditions improve by Wednesday, air temperatures warm Thursday through Friday

The North Pacific has just enough gas in the tank to produce another solid late-season swell pulse as the South Pacific finally emerges from its winter slumber, sending up its own respectable swell for this time of year. Risky conditions are in the charts for openly exposed spots north of Pt. Conception as the northwest swell peaks on Tuesday, improving in the second half of the week with lots of fun surf remnants. Southern California sees relatively smaller bids arriving on Wednesday, followed by a selective southern swell for the weekend.

Just in case the waves aren’t motivating enough to get you in the water this week, coastal air temperatures are expected to rise across the Golden State for the back half of the work week, especially for the south. from California where some areas are expected to be well into the waterfront 80s.

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Satellite loop and Lotus animation with the astronaut’s bird’s eye view of the action this week

Keaton Browning, Surfline’s lead forecaster for Northern and Central California, provides a look at what to expect outside of the surf for the rest of the week:

“A pair of lows moved across the Gulf of Alaska over the weekend. The first storm was responsible for the surf on tap today, with the second storm set to provide more heavy surf for Wednesday. So that the second system was not impressively large, it took advantage of the excited sea state left behind by the first storm (think preheated oven), helping it produce satellite-measured seas of 30 feet, just a hair above the model tips.

SoCal Forecast: santa-barbara | Ventura | North LA | South of LA | North OC | South OC | SD North | SD South

“Conditions will remain challenging for openly exposed areas on Tuesday as westerly winds remain a factor, but there will be windows of opportunity for places along the coast that are further from the direct path of these lands. . The size will decrease in the second half of the week, but the outlook looks much brighter for conditions as a high pressure ridge moves in over California creating more widespread clean surf for the mornings. with good potential to see some windows of offshore winds as well.

For a translation of what this means for surfers south of Pt. Conception, we pass the baton to Surfline’s SoCal surf savant, Schaler Perry:

“This northwest swell race will be steeper for the majority of spots in Southern California, producing fun zone surf for medium breaks with exceptional winter spots meant to provide ample size to find a bit of surf. ‘shadow. Unlike many spots up north, morning conditions for SoCal look good all week with minimal wind and modest tides to work with, allowing you to enjoy the surf while most of the energy is in the water. .

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Nor/CenCal Forecast: San Francisco | Pacifica-San Mateo County | Santa Cruz | Monterey | S.L.O. County

“Another motivating factor to beat the heat in Southern California later this week is a good S-swell pop. From a system that settled in the Southeast Pacific late in the last week and which boasted a well-targeted wind of 40 to 50 knots, this cycle of swells from the southern hemi should be the most significant so far at the start of the season. That being said, it will be a selective pulse due to the storm’s position in the eastern half of the basin, focusing most of its size on the summer headliners in Orange County. Timing wise, it doesn’t look like we’ll see a good combo as this southern hemi pulse doesn’t line up perfectly with the aforementioned NW pulse, but there should be a few spikes to follow during the transition. .


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