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Weather

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

PZZ645-171130- Point Piedras Blancas to Point Sal westward out to 10 NM- 812 PM PST Tue Jan 16 2018
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
TONIGHT NW winds 10 to 15 kt in the evening, becoming 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 11 to 13 ft at 16 seconds. Patchy dense fog with VSBY 1 nm or less.
WED N winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming NW 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 11 to 12 ft at 15 seconds, subsiding to 9 to 10 ft at 15 seconds in the afternoon. Patchy dense fog in the morning with vsby 1 nm or less.
WED NIGHT NW winds 10 to 15 kt in the evening, becoming 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. NW swell 8 to 10 ft at 17 seconds.
THU NW winds 5 to 10 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 7 to 8 ft at 20 seconds, building to 11 to 14 ft at 20 seconds in the afternoon.
THU NIGHT NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 14 to 17 ft at 19 seconds. Chance of rain.
FRI NW winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 to 4 ft. W swell 14 to 17 ft, subsiding to 13 to 15 ft in the afternoon. Chance of showers.
FRI NIGHT NW winds 15 to 25 kt with gusts to 30 kt in the evening, becoming 10 to 15 kt. Combined seas 12 to 15 ft. Chance of showers in the evening.
SAT NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt. Combined seas 11 to 14 ft.
SUN NW winds 10 to 15 kt. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 10 to 11 ft. Slight chance of rain.

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: ENE at 1.0 mph
Oceano Wind: at mph
San Francisco Buoy: NNW at 3.9 kts
Monterey Buoy: NW at 11.7 kts
San Martin Buoy: NNW at 9.7 kts
Santa Maria Buoy: NW at 15.6 kts
Pt. Arguello Buoy: Calm at
San Clemente Buoy: North at 7.8 kts

Port San Luis Tide Chart