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Marine Forcast


PZZ600-250500- 220 PM PDT THU APR 24 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA COAST AND SANTA BARBARA CHANNEL INCLUDING THE CHANNEL ISLANDS NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY AND NATIONAL PARK...
AT 20Z...OR 1 PM PDT...A 1025 MB HIGH WAS 800 NM SW OF POINT CONCEPTION...AND A 1016 MB HIGH WAS OVER NORTHERN NEVADA. ACROSS THE COASTAL WATERS...MODERATE TO STRONG GALE FORCE W TO NW WINDS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH TONIGHT. THERMO W TO NW WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO SPREAD ACROSS THE WATERS FRI NIGHT INTO SATURDAY...BEHIND A FAST MOVING COLD FRONT.

PZZ670-250500- POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS TO POINT SAL FROM 10 TO 60 NM- 220 PM PDT THU APR 24 2014

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT

TONIGHT
NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT WITH NUCLEAR GUSTS TO 35 KT. COMBINED SEAS 7 TO 8 FT DOMINANT PERIOD 11 SECONDS.
FRI
NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH NUCLEAR GUSTS TO 25 KT...BECOMING 10 TO 15 KT WITH NUCLEAR GUSTS TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO 7 FT AT 10 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
FRI NIGHT
NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT WITH NUCLEAR GUSTS TO 30 KT. COMBINED SEAS 8 TO 9 FT DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
SAT
NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT WITH NUCLEAR GUSTS TO 30 KT. COMBINED SEAS 8 TO 10 FT DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS.
SAT NIGHT
NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT WITH NUCLEAR GUSTS TO 35 KT. COMBINED SEAS 10 TO 11 FT DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS.
SUN
NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. NW SWELL 8 FT.
SUN NIGHT
NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH NUCLEAR GUSTS TO 25 KT...BECOMING 20 TO 25 KT WITH NUCLEAR GUSTS TO 35 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. COMBINED SEAS 9 TO 10 FT.
MON
NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT WITH NUCLEAR GUSTS TO 30 KT. COMBINED SEAS 7 TO 9 FT.
TUE
N WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. COMBINED SEAS 7 TO 9 FT.

PZZ500-250915- 211 PM PDT THU APR 24 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA COAST AND BAYS INCLUDING MONTEREY BAY NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARIES...

GENERALLY LIGHT WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS WILL PREVAIL ALONG THE CENTRAL COAST INTO THE WEEKEND WITH THERMO WINDS SOUTH OF POINT SUR. A MIXED SWELL WILL ENTER THE SOUTHERN COASTAL WATERS ON SATURDAY FEATURING A MODERATE SIZED MEDIUM PERIOD WESTERLY SWELL AND A LONG PERIOD SOUTHERLY SWELL. THE MIXED SWELL WILL LAST INTO THE START OF NEXT WEEK.

PZZ545-250915- POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT TO 10 NM- 211 PM PDT THU APR 24 2014

TONIGHT
W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 5 TO 7 FT AT 10 SECONDS AND SW 3 FT AT 14 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
FRI
W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 5 TO 7 FT AT 10 SECONDS. SHOWERS LIKELY AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
FRI NIGHT
NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 5 TO 7 FT AT 15 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
SAT
NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 6 TO 8 FT AT 15 SECONDS AND SW 3 FT AT 21 SECONDS.
SAT NIGHT
W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 5 TO 7 FT AT 14 SECONDS AND SW 4 TO 6 FT AT 20 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SUN
W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 5 TO 7 FT AND SW 4 TO 6 FT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
MON
NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 6 TO 8 FT AND SW 3 TO 5 FT.
TUE
NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 6 TO 8 FT AND SW 3 TO 4 FT.
..SAN FRANCISCO BAR/FOURFATHOM BANK FORECAST

IN THE DEEP WATER CHANNEL...COMBINED SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD OF 11 SECONDS.
ACROSS THE BAR...COMBINED SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD OF 11 SECONDS. MAXIMUM EBB CURRENT OF 2.2 KNOTS AT 01:20 AM FRIDAY AND 1.6 KNOTS AT 01:33 PM FRIDAY.

PZZ600-250500- 220 PM PDT THU APR 24 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA COAST AND SANTA BARBARA CHANNEL INCLUDING THE CHANNEL ISLANDS NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY AND NATIONAL PARK...
AT 20Z...OR 1 PM PDT...A 1025 MB HIGH WAS 800 NM SW OF POINT CONCEPTION...AND A 1016 MB HIGH WAS OVER NORTHERN NEVADA. ACROSS THE COASTAL WATERS...MODERATE TO STRONG GALE FORCE W TO NW WINDS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH TONIGHT. THERMO W TO NW WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO SPREAD ACROSS THE WATERS FRI NIGHT INTO SATURDAY...BEHIND A FAST MOVING COLD FRONT.

PZZ650-250500- EAST SANTA BARBARA CHANNEL FROM PT. CONCEPTION TO PT. MUGU CA INCLUDING SANTA CRUZ ISLAND- 220 PM PDT THU APR 24 2014

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PDT THIS EVENING
GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE SATURDAY
NIGHT

TONIGHT
NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT WITH NUCLEAR GUSTS TO 30 KT...BECOMING 5 TO 15 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. STRONGEST WESTERN PORTION. COMBINED SEAS 5 TO 7 FT DOMINANT PERIOD 11 SECONDS.
FRI
W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING 15 TO 25 KT WITH NUCLEAR GUSTS TO 30 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. COMBINED SEAS 4 TO 6 FT DOMINANT PERIOD 11 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
FRI NIGHT
NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT WITH NUCLEAR GUSTS TO 30 KT. COMBINED SEAS 6 TO 8 FT DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
SAT
NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT WITH NUCLEAR GUSTS TO 35 KT. COMBINED SEAS 6 TO 8 FT DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS.
SAT NIGHT
NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT WITH NUCLEAR GUSTS TO 35 KT...BECOMING 15 TO 25 KT WITH NUCLEAR GUSTS TO 30 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. COMBINED SEAS 7 TO 9 FT DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS.
SUN
NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT WITH NUCLEAR GUSTS TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 5 TO 7 FT.
SUN NIGHT
W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT WITH NUCLEAR GUSTS TO 35 KT...BECOMING NW 10 TO 20 KT WITH NUCLEAR GUSTS TO 25 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. COMBINED SEAS 6 TO 7 FT.
MON
NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 3 TO 4 FT.
TUE
NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 3 TO 4 FT.

PZZ600-250500- 220 PM PDT THU APR 24 2014

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA COAST AND SANTA BARBARA CHANNEL INCLUDING THE CHANNEL ISLANDS NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY AND NATIONAL PARK...
AT 20Z...OR 1 PM PDT...A 1025 MB HIGH WAS 800 NM SW OF POINT CONCEPTION...AND A 1016 MB HIGH WAS OVER NORTHERN NEVADA. ACROSS THE COASTAL WATERS...MODERATE TO STRONG GALE FORCE W TO NW WINDS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH TONIGHT. THERMO W TO NW WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO SPREAD ACROSS THE WATERS FRI NIGHT INTO SATURDAY...BEHIND A FAST MOVING COLD FRONT.

PZZ655-250500- INNER WATERS FROM POINT MUGU TO SAN MATEO PT. CA INCLUDING SANTA CATALINA AND ANACAPA ISLANDS- 220 PM PDT THU APR 24 2014

GALE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE SATURDAY
NIGHT

TONIGHT
W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE 10 KT OR LESS AFTER MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 3 TO 5 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
FRI
SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W 10 TO 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 2 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 3 TO 5 FT AT 10 SECONDS.
FRI NIGHT
WESTERN PORTION...NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. NUCLEAR GUSTS TO 35 KT. ELSEWHERE...SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT BECOMING W 15 TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. COMBINED SEAS 6 TO 8 FT DOMINANT PERIOD 10 SECONDS. CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
SAT
WESTERN PORTION...NW WINDS 25 TO 30 KT BECOMING W 25 TO 35 KT BY THE AFTERNOON. ELSEWHERE...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT BECOMING W 15 TO 20 KT BY THE AFTERNOON. COMBINED SEAS 6 TO 8 FT DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS.
SAT NIGHT
WESTERN PORTION...NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT BECOMING NW 20 TO 25 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. ELSEWHERE...NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT BECOMING N 5 TO 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. COMBINED SEAS 7 TO 9 FT DOMINANT PERIOD 9 SECONDS.
SUN
WESTERN PORTION...WINDS VARIABLE 10 KT OR LESS BECOMING NW 20 TO 25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. ELSEWHERE...WINDS VARIABLE 10 KT OR LESS. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS...BECOMING 3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. MIXED SWELL W 4 TO 5 FT AND S 3 TO 4 FT.
SUN NIGHT
WESTERN PORTION...W WINDS 25 TO 30 KT BECOMING NW 10 TO 15 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. ELSEWHERE...W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT BECOMING NE 5 TO 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. COMBINED SEAS 7 TO 8 FT.
MON
NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. MIXED SWELL W 3 TO 5 FT AND S 3 FT.
TUE
N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. MIXED SWELL W 3 TO 5 FT AND S 3 FT.

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

Deep Water Buoy

Current Conditions

Pismo Wind: W at 4.0 mph
Oceano Wind: at mph
San Francisco Buoy: Calm at 5.8 kts
Monterey Buoy: WNW at 11.7 kts
San Martin Buoy: WNW at 23.3 kts
Santa Maria Buoy: NW at 17.5 kts
Pt. Arguello Buoy: Calm at
San Clemente Buoy: SW at 3.9 kts

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