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Marine Forcast

Below are the best weather maps for local stand up paddleboarding, kiteboarding, & surfing. The NOAA California buoys are about 20-40 miles offsore but typically provide a good estimate for wind. Hot weather can tend to block wind off the coast. Look for coastal temperatures below 70 for the best wind.

NOAA Buoys

Central Coast Wind Map

PZZ645-180545- Point Piedras Blancas to Point Sal westward out to 10 NM- 148 PM PST Thu Jan 17 2019
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE FRIDAY NIGHT...
TONIGHT Variable winds 10 kt or less. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 19 to 20 ft at 18 seconds, subsiding to 17 to 19 ft at 17 seconds after midnight. Slight chance of showers in the evening.
FRI Winds variable 10 kt or less, becoming N 10 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 14 to 16 ft at 16 seconds, subsiding to 13 to 14 ft at 15 seconds in the afternoon.
FRI NIGHT NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 11 to 12 ft at 14 seconds, subsiding to 9 to 10 ft at 14 seconds after midnight.
SAT N winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 7 to 8 ft at 13 seconds.
SAT NIGHT N winds 10 to 15 kt in the evening, becoming 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 7 to 8 ft.
SUN N winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming NW 10 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 1 to 3 ft. W swell 7 to 8 ft.
SUN NIGHT NW winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 7 to 8 ft.
MON N winds 10 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 5 to 7 ft.
TUE N winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 4 to 6 ft.

Below are the best swell map for local stand up paddleboarding, kitesurfing, & surfing. The California Harvest buoy is about 20-40 miles offsore but typically provide a good estimate for incoming swell. Look for long period South Swell.

Deep Water Buoy

Current Conditions

Pismo Wind: SSW at 2.0 mph
Oceano Wind: at mph
San Francisco Buoy: SW at 11.7 kts
Monterey Buoy: SW at 9.7 kts
San Martin Buoy: Calm at kts
Santa Maria Buoy: SSW at 3.9 kts
Pt. Arguello Buoy: Calm at
San Clemente Buoy: WSW at 11.7 kts

Port San Luis Tide Chart